Athletics News
Two BIG EAST Administrators Named to NCAA Division I Committees


PROVIDENCE, RI - Two BIG EAST administrators have been named to NCAA Division I Administration committees.

University of South Florida director of athletics Doug Woolard was named to the Division I Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee. Woolard has been at USF since 2004.

Marielle VanGelder, associate director of athletics at the University of Connecticut, was named to the Division I Initial Eligibility Waivers Committee beginning. VanGelder's appointment begins in January of 2012.

Full list of appointees:

NCAA DIVISION I ADMINISTRATION CABINET
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

Committee appointments are effective immediately unless otherwise noted.

Division I Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee (immediate vacancy)
• Doug Woolard, director of athletics, University of South Florida, Big East Conference.


Division I Awards, Benefits, Expenses and Financial Aid Cabinet (immediate vacancy - financial aid officer)
• Brian Quisenberry, associate director-financial aid, Virginia Military Institute, Big South Conference.

Division I Women's Basketball Issues Committee (immediate vacancy)
• Ken Bothof, director of athletics, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Horizon League.

Division I Initial Eligibility Waivers Committee (one immediate vacancy; five January 2015 vacancies; one July 2012 vacancy)
• David Reed, associate director of athletics for compliance, University of Miami (Florida), Atlantic Coast Conference. (Transcript Change Subcommittee) - January 2012 vacancy.
• Marielle VanGelder, associate director of athletics, University of Connecticut, Big East Conference (International Student Records Subcommittee) - January 2012 vacancy.
• Bruce Edward Ellis, assistant director of athletics, Pennsylvania State University, Big Ten Conference (International Student Records Subcommittee) - July 2012 vacancy.
• Chad Hawley, associate commissioner, Big Ten Conference (Core Course Subcommittee) - immediate vacancy.
• Maria Peden, associate director of athletics, University of Houston, Conference USA. (Education Impacting Disabilities Subcommittee) - January 2012.
• Holly Trexler, associate director of athletics, University of the Pacific, Big West Conference. (International Student Records Subcommittee) - January 2012 vacancy.
• Solicit additional nominees for the remaining January 2012 Education Impacting Disabilities Subcommittee vacancy.

Division I Men's and Women's Tennis Committee (two immediate vacancies)
• Jeffrey Conyers, head men's and women's tennis coach, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Southwestern Athletic Conference.
• Mary Ann Austin, senior associate director of athletics, University of Missouri, Columbia, Big 12 Conference.

Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee (two immediate vacancies)
• Willie Randolph, head men's and women's track coach, Central Michigan University, Mid-American Conference.
• Cinnamon Sheffield, senior associate director of athletics, University of North Texas, Sun Belt Conference.

Men's Water Polo Committee (one immediate vacancy)
• Marc Hunt, head men's water polo coach, University of California, Irvine, Big West Conference.