Awards and Honors

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Jason Elam

Jason Elam may be best known as a longtime star NFL kicker and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos, but he has devoted himself to a higher calling.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Nnenna Lynch

Nnenna Lynch, a seven-time All-America distance runner and national champion in the 3,000 meters at Villanova, long had a sense of how she wanted to contribute away from the track.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Jim Hansen

The son of an aeronautical engineer, Jim Hansen always believed he would design airplanes, which led him to study aerospace engineering at Colorado.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Julie Foudy

Julie Foudy grew up a Southern California sports fanatic in the 1970s. The Mission Viejo, California, native watched the Los Angeles Lakers and Rams, but her favorite sport wasn’t on television.

32 Division II schools earn academic honor

Thirty-two Division II member schools will be honored as part of the Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence program for achieving four-year Academic Success Rates of 90 percent or higher. This is the seventh year of the program.

NCAA names 2016-17 sportsmanship award winners

The NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct is honoring Julia Reininga, current associate athletics director and head women’s volleyball coach at Southern Wesleyan University, as the 2016-17 recipient of the Bob Frederick Sportsmanship Award. The award recognizes her careerlong demonstration of sportsmanship as a coach and associate athletics director.

Franklin recognized for championing diversity

Bernard Franklin will close the books on his distinguished time at the NCAA national office in November.

School nominees named for 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year

A record 543 female college athletes have been nominated by NCAA member schools for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

NCAA names 2 Jim McKay Scholarship winners

An NCAA committee has selected Kylie Klotzbach, a member of the Rollins women’s swimming and diving team, and Soren Frykholm, a member of the men’s soccer team at Colorado College, as recipients of the 2017 Jim McKay Scholarships.

NCAA committee names 2017 Byers Scholarship recipients

An NCAA committee has selected two college athletes as recipients of the 2017 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. George Bugarinovic, who has a bachelor’s degree in public health and natural sciences from Johns Hopkins, played basketball, and Nandini Mehta, who graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies, was a soccer player.


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