Nike Executive of the Year Award

The Executive of the Year Award, formerly known as the Administrator of the Year Award, is presented to Women Leaders in College Sports members for significant contributions made as a senior-level administrator of intercollegiate athletics. This award recognizes administrative excellence in each division [NCAA Division I, FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA/NJCAA/Community College and Conference/Organization]. The Executive of the Year Award in each division is presented in years which an individual is deserving of such recognition, typically annually.  

  • Be an active member of Women Leaders in College Sports;
  • Be employed full-time as a senior level athletics administrator at the institution, national governing organization or conference listed at the time of nomination;
  • Be committed to diversity and gender equity;
  • Demonstrate commitment, cooperation, and allegiance in promoting excellence in intercollegiate athletics;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development and mentoring of athletics administrative staff;
  • Serve as a positive role model;
  • Demonstrate leadership and vision in promoting women’s athletics;
  • Be committed to the education and welfare of student-athletes;
  • Attend the Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention.

Executive of the Year honorees are recognized at the Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention in the year awarded where they are honored during the Executive of the Year Luncheon.

Selection: The recipients of the Executive of the Year Award will be selected by the Women Leaders in College Sports Awards Committee and the final slate will be approved by the Women Leaders in College Sports Board of Directors. 

CLICK HERE to see a list of past Executive of the Year honorees.