ORLANDO, Fla. - United States Merchant Marine Academy Director
of Athletics Sue Petersen Lubow was one of four administrators
honored Saturday by the National Association of Collegiate
Directors of Athletics as Division III athletics directors of the
The honorees are Petersen Lubow, Fredina Ingold of Penn State Altoona (a current member of the Division III Management Council), Russell Rogers of Stevens Institute of Technology and Glada Munt of Southwestern (Texas).
Recipients of the Under Armor AD of the Year Award were selected in each of four geographic regions.
Petersen Lubow, the Northeast honoree, has been athletics director at Merchant Marine since 1990, overseeing 23 varsity sports. The former swim coach at the academy also is completing a two-decade stint this year as secretary-rules editor of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Rules Committee.
Ingold, the Central region recipient, has served in a variety of capacities at Penn State Altoona for more than 30 years. She served as AD from 1986 to 1994, when the school discontinued athletics, then rebuilt a 15-sport program after athletics was reinstated in 1999. She also oversaw transition of the program from junior college status to membership in Division III.
Rogers, the Southeast honoree, had headed his school’s program since 1990 and increased sport-sponsorship from 17 to 26 sports during his tenure. Stevens last year was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s institution of the year for excellence in academics and athletics and also won the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators’ Jostens Community Service Award.
Munt, the honoree from the West, has been athletics director since 1995 and has served at Southwestern for 33 years, starting as women’s volleyball coach and then serving as assistant AD from 1988 to 1995. During her tenure, student participation in athletics has increased by nearly 30 percent and the school has added women’s softball and men’s lacrosse to its 14-sport program.
The four were honored during NACDA’s annual James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon along with honorees from Divisions I and II, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and junior/community colleges.
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