Awards and Honors

2021 Pat Summitt Award: Nancy Stevens

Nancy Stevens, former head of the UConn field hockey program, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. Stevens retired in September as the winningest coach in NCAA field hockey history.

2021 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award honorees named

In January, 10 exceptional former student-athletes will be honored during the NCAA Convention as the 2021 Today’s Top 10 Award winners

2021 Gerald R. Ford Award: David Robinson

David Robinson’s post-basketball life is filled with successes in family, philanthropy and business.

NCAA names 2020 Jim McKay Scholarship winner

Abigail Holland of Trinity (Texas) will receive a $10,000 Jim McKay Scholarship, awarded by the NCAA to college athletes who demonstrate achievement in sports communication or public relations or hope to contribute to the field.

NCAA names 2020 Byers Scholarship recipients

An NCAA committee with oversight of the Walter Byers Graduate Scholarship selected two former student-athletes as recipients of the 2020 awards.

Top academic squads earn Public Recognition Awards

The NCAA recognized nearly 1,400 Division I programs from 326 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.

Louisville, Arkansas Tech and Western Connecticut State earn NCAA community service award

Student-athletes at Louisville, Arkansas Tech and Western Connecticut State have earned the NCAA Team Works Community Service Competition award powered by Helper Helper for their community outreach efforts this fall.

David Williams II named 2020 Pat Summitt Award recipient

David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt, has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award.

Dick Vitale to receive 2020 NCAA Ford Award

Dick Vitale has been named the 2020 recipient for the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award, which recognizes an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for college sports.

Division II names 2020 Award of Excellence finalists

Nineteen schools and two conferences have been named finalists for the 2020 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing initiatives in the past year that exemplify the Division II philosophy, community engagement and student-athlete leadership.


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