Awards and Honors

NCAA names 2018 Jim McKay Scholarship winners

An NCAA committee has selected two recipients of the 2018 Jim McKay Scholarships: Soren Dahl, a swimmer at North Carolina State, and Kylee Smith, who played on the Belmont women’s basketball team.

NCAA names 2018 Byers Scholarship recipients

The NCAA Walter Byers Scholarship Committee selected two college athletes as recipients of Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarships: Jennifer Carmichael, a graduate of Oklahoma and former thrower on the track and field team, and Michael Seward, a Harvard graduate who was on the men’s ice hockey team.

All-Time Honors Award Winners

Click on a heading below to sort the table Name Institution Sport Title Year Award Wilmore, Capt. Barry "Butch" Tennessee Technological University Football Astronaut; Captain, U.S. Navy 2018 Theodore Roosevelt Award Elam, Jason University...

NCAA to honor Robin Roberts with Ford Award

Robin Roberts has been named the 2018 recipient of the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award, which honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college sports.

Julie Soriero to receive Pat Summitt Award

Julie Soriero, athletics director at MIT, will be the 2018 recipient of the NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. She will accept the award Jan. 18 at the 2018 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award

Named in recognition of Pat Summitt, the award recognizes an individual in the Association’s membership who has demonstrated devotion to the development of college athletes and has made a positive impact on their lives. It was established in 2017 by NCAA President Mark Emmert.

Buffalo earns Award for Diversity and Inclusion

The University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, has earned the NCAA and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s 2018 Award for Diversity and Inclusion. The school will receive the honor in January at the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.

2018 Theodore Roosevelt Award: Capt. Barry “Butch” Wilmore

A typical day at the office carries a slightly different meaning for NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore.

2018 NCAA Award of Valor: Crystal Griner

A former Hood basketball player, who graduated in 2006, was one of two U.S. Capitol Police officers on site when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball team practice.

2018 NCAA Inspiration Award: Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly’s father instilled the “Kelly Tough” mantra early on in his six sons. He believed the motivation to excel must come from within.

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