Award of Distinction

The Award of Distinction is presented as a special recognition to a male or female who has distinguished him/herself with any or all of the following: unique professional contributions, extraordinary service or professional accomplishments, and/or personal courage. This is an opportunity to honor and recognize a male or female who has served as an inspiration to others or for the unique contributions or special circumstances under which he/she has conducted his/her professional work or career.

Award of Distinction candidates are nominated and selected by Women Leaders in College Sports Board of Directors; however, any current Women Leaders member can submit a recommendation to a current board member. The Board of Directors will then consider all recommendations for review and selection. This award is presented in years in which and individual, male or female, is deserving of such recognition. 

The recipient of the Award of Distinction is invited to attend the Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention in the year selected, where they are presented with their award during the Nike Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon, or other time deemed appropriate during convention. 

Selection: The recipient of the Award of Distinction is selected by the Women Leaders in College Sports Board of Directors. 

CLICK HERE to see a list of past Award of Distinction honorees.