June 25, 2012
New University of Minnesota director of athletics Norwood Teague was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) as one of the association's winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award during its national convention in Dallas Monday.
NACDA annually honors directors of athletics from different geographical regions at all levels from across the intercollegiate athletics landscape. Teague, who served his sixth year at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011-12 prior to being named AD at Minnesota in April, was selected as the Division I Southeast Region winner. He will receive his award during NACDA's James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 27 in Dallas.
According to NACDA, the AD of the Year Award highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to campuses and their surrounding communities. Other criteria for consideration include service as an AD 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.
Nominations for the award were made by NACDA-member directors of athletics, institutional presidents and conference commissioners. Special Selection Committees composed of current and former directors of athletics, present and past NCAA and NAIA presidents, current and former commissioners and other key athletics administrators voted on nominees for the award.
For more information about NACDA and a complete list of 2012 AD of the Year winners, please visit www.nacda.com.