NCAA to Honor Former Kansas A.D. Bob Frederick Saturday

Feb. 4, 2010

NCAA officials on Saturday will recognize former University of Kansas Athletics Director Bob Frederick as the inaugural winner of the NCAA’s administrator’s sportsmanship award.

The NCAA will make the presentation to Frederick’s widow Margey at halftime of KU’s men’s basketball game vs. Nebraska.

The award will annually honor an NCAA administrator who shows the highest respect for intercollegiate athletics, demonstrates respect for competition, student-athletes, coaches and officials, and encourage student-athletes to demonstrate positive sportsmanship and integrity.

The award will be presented by John Blanchard, senior associate athletics director at North Carolina and chair of the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct, and NCAA vice president for educational affairs Robert Vowels.