UNG Athletics Director Lindsay Reeves was selected as one of four Athletic Directors of the Year in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Selections for the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award were made by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The honor recognizes the commitment and positive contributions by the directors to student-athletes, campuses and their communities.
“The successes of UNG athletics are direct reflections of the dedicated support from a wide range of people,” Reeves said. “The spirit and cohesiveness of our Nighthawk Nation is second to none; an honor like this is a product of that nation.”
Among the criteria for selection were: service as an athletic director for a minimum of five academic years; demonstration of commitment to higher education and student-athletes; continuous teamwork, loyalty and excellence; and the ability to inspire individuals or groups to high levels of accomplishments.“The Athletic Director of the Year Award honors those men and women who are visionary leaders in college athletics,” said Nick Carparelli, Under Armour senior director of college sports.
Reeves is in her 16th year at UNG, and the 2015-16 season marks her sixth year as the director of athletics. She also served five years as associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator.
Under her leadership, UNG athletic programs have enjoyed prosperity on and off the playing fields and courts, highlighted by the UNG softball team’s 2015 NCAA Division II National Championship.
Beginning in the fall of 2015, Reeves began serving a four-year term on the NCAA Division II Management Council. In addition, she is serving on the Division II Academic Requirements Committee, Division II Management Council Identity Subcommittee, Division II Convention Planning Project Team and the Division II Military Pilot Project Team.
UNG’s men’s tennis team advanced to Round 32 of the 2016 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional in May. It was the Nighthawks’ fourth appearance at the tournament in the past five seasons. The season closed with an 18-8 record.
Three Nighthawks landed on the First Team of the 2016 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Softball All-Southeast Region teams. Courtney Poole was named Southeast Region Pitcher of the Year; Stephanie Hartness took Player of the Year honors; Meredith Heyer rounds out the honors at second base.
UNG has joined the Southern Conference in the sport of rifle beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. The Citadel, Virginia Military Institute, Wofford, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Georgia Southern and UNG will form a six-member league for the co-educational sport.
Track and Field
UNG will add women’s track and field to its athletics program, bringing the university’s offerings to 13 intercollegiate sports. Competition will begin with the 2016-17 season.
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