Brought forth by the membership and selected by the Nominating Committee, these 16 women have been slated to represent NACWAA as President-Elect, Board of Directors and Nominating Committee candidates, respectively, in the 2014 Elections.
Active level members whose memberships are current will receive emails from Ballot Bin with voting information on August 7. If you are an active member and have not received your ballot, please check your junk folder and email email@example.com. Elections will close on September 6.
Outgoing Board of Directors members are Anucha Browne (ORG), Kim Chandler (DIII) and Vicky Chun (DI). Outgoing Nominating Committee members are Tricia Turley Brandenburg (DI), Kris Kuhr Fowler (DI), Loretta Lamar (DI), Julie Ruppert (DII; will serve as committee chair in 2015) and Jennifer Thomas-Williams (DI). For more information about Board of Directors and Nominating Committee composition and requirements, please refer to Article IV of the NACWAA Bylaws.
New officers will be introduced at the 2014 NACWAA National Convention in Louisville and their terms will begin immediately thereafter. Thank you!
Lynn Hickey, Director of Athletics, University of Texas-San Antonio (DI)
Lynn Hickey has made student-athlete welfare one of her top priorities while leading the UTSA Athletics Department to new heights. Under Hickey’s direction since 2000, UTSA has captured three conference commissioner’s cups and a pair of league all-sports trophies while consistently winning both team and individual academic and athletics awards in all 17 sports sponsored by the university.
Hickey made a splash with the hiring of the first-ever head football coach, as two-time National Coach of the Year Larry Coker was introduced on March 6, 2009. The program kicked off its first season against Northeastern State on Sept. 3, 2011, to resounding success. The Roadrunners set NCAA start-up program records for inaugural game (56,743) and average home attendance (35,521) in six contests at the 65,000-seat Alamodome.
In 2007, Hickey was named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, one of the most prestigious appointments in all of collegiate athletics. Hickey, whose five-year term expired in 2012, became just the second female ever selected to the committee, joining Charlotte Athletics Director Judy Rose, who served from 1999-2003.
Hickey has been honored nationally and locally for her work at UTSA. She was named the NACWAA 2005 Division I-AAA Administrator of the Year. Hickey earned her second national award in June 2006 as the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics/GeneralSports TURF Systems Division I-AAA West Region AD of the Year. The San Antonio Express-News tabbed her as its 2010 Sportswoman of the Year and she also was selected to and completed the Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio and Bexar County. In September 2011, she received the ATHENA Leadership from the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
Hickey came to San Antonio from Texas A&M University, where she served as senior associate athletics director/senior woman administrator from 1994-2000. From 1984-94, Hickey served as head women’s basketball coach for Texas A&M. She finished her coaching career with an overall mark of 279-167 in 15 years of collegiate coaching. Before her stint at A&M, Hickey was head women’s basketball coach at Kansas State University from 1979-84.
Board of Directors (6 Candidates/3 Positions)
Nominating Committee (10 Candidates/5 Positions)