June 14, 2004
DALLAS, Texas - Santa Clara University Director of Athletics and Recreation Cheryl L. Levick was named to the position of president of the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association at the organization's annual meeting Saturday.
Levick, who recently completed her fourth year at SCU after 12 years as a member of the Stanford University senior athletic staff, served as the organization's first vice president during the 2003-04 year. She takes over for Mike Moore, the Director of Athletics at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI).
"I look forward to serving the I-AAA membership as president of its Athletic Director's Association," said Levick. "There are a number of national issues in which this organization takes a leadership role and I am pleased that we have such a committed group of individuals who provide their time and leadership to making a difference in the lives of thousands of deserving student-athletes."
Now in its third year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the 90 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football), in particular, aspects related to their flagship basketball programs. The Association is administered by NACDA, which, now in its 39th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,150 athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Through its series of management seminars, clinics and workshops and publication of the bi-monthly magazine Athletics Administration, NACDA offers educational opportunities to its members. More than 1,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, the Association operates the NACDA Directors' Cup program, which honors the all-sports champion in each of the NCAA Divisions -- I, II and III -- and the NAIA, for a total of four trophies.