Director of Athletics Lindsay Reeves of the University of North Georgia (UNG) has been 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), with 28 directors nationwide across all divisions receiving an award. The honor recognizes the commitment and positive contributions by the directors to student-athletes, campuses and their surrounding communities. The complete list of winners was released March 1.
"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. "Under Armour is proud to partner with NACDA to facilitate this recognition for the top athletics directors across all divisions."
Reeves is in her 16th year at UNG, and the 2015-16 season marks her sixth year as the director of athletics for the 12-sport intercollegiate program. She also served five years as associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, and is only the third athletic director in the history of UNG athletics.
Under her leadership, UNG athletic programs have enjoyed prosperity on and off the playing fields and courts, highlighted by the UNG softball team being crowned 2015 NCAA Division II National Champions. She has mentored teams to championships on the conference, regional and national levels while emphasizing the total student-athlete development.
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.
In the fall of 2014, she was named the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) NCAA Division II Administrator of the Year, presented annually to NACWAA members for significant contributions made as athletic administrators. She currently serves on the NACWAA Educational & Professional Development Committee.
Reeves graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in physical education and received her master's in exercise physiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.