Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes volunteers, interns, students (undergraduate/graduate), and part-time staff who are early in their career and demonstrate potential to make a significant leadership impact in the future. This award highlights members and non-members who have an interest in pursuing a career in athletics administration. 

  • Be an emerging leader within athletics administration at an institution, conference office, or national governance organization;
  • Demonstrate outstanding promise to continue service and leadership within the industry;
  • Exhibit leadership involvement on campus, in a conference office, at an organization (events, captain, SAAC, etc.) and/or in the community (specific examples should be provided).
The recipient of this award will receive one-year complimentary Women Leaders in College Sports membership, in addition to a registration fee waiver, complimentary lodging, and recognition at the Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention in the year awarded. The recipient must attend and volunteer each day at the Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention. 

Selection: The recipient of the Rising Star 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 Rising Star Award honorees.