Kim Record Named NACDA Under Armour AD Of The Year 05-14-2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record has been honored by the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA) Wednesday by being named one of 28 Under Armour AD of the Year Award recipients. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS; Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). Winners will receive their awards during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon Wednesday, June 11 at NACDA's 49th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Record is concluding her fifth year at the helm of UNCG, overseeing 17 men’s and women’s sports. Since arriving, Record has reshaped and revamped the athletic department across the board. UNCG has seen improvements on the field and has stimulated interest within the campus and Greensboro communities.

During her tenure at UNCG, Record has implemented ‘The Spartan Way’ strategic plan in an effort to ensure the continued success and future improvement of Spartan Athletics. The plan includes five core values and six goals for the department summarized with the motto – ‘We discover and develop champions in life.’

Under her leadership, the Spartans have seen great success both on the playing fields and in the classroom. UNCG has claimed nine Southern Conference regular season team titles, four SoCon Tournament championships and 18 SoCon Individual Championships under her watchful eye. Additionally, the Spartans have placed 569 student-athletes on the SoCon Academic Honor Roll in her five years at UNCG, an average of 113 student-athletes per season.

Record is responsible for the leadership, administration, organization and finances of UNCG’s athletics program, which underwent a major shift in men’s basketball. The Spartan men’s basketball team began playing its games in the in one of the finest basketball facilities in the country, the Greensboro Coliseum during the 2009-10 season.

Record coordinates fundraising and operation of the Spartan Club, which oversees efforts to engage alumni, fans and the community with UNCG athletics. The Spartan Club surpassed its annual scholarship fund goal for the last three years and has set a new all-time record for the fund in consecutive years.  The Spartan Club increased its annual scholarship fund by 20.7% over last year’s mark, increasing their efforts by over $50,000 and surpassing the previous high that was set in 1987. 

Record also has a lead role in strategic planning and in athletics facilities development. She helped complete the facility upgrades at the UNCG Baseball Stadium and the renovations of the HHP locker room facilities. The 12,000 square foot HHP facility hosts team lounges, shower facilities and general locker room areas for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country and track, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and softball. Additionally, she oversaw the renovation of the basketball practice courts last summer and the current project with the North Field (soccer practice fields).

Record, who served on the NCAA Championships cabinet in 2012-13, is also the vice-chair of the Greensboro Sports Commission, an active member with the Greensboro Rotary, a member of the Greensboro Sports Council and a member of the Women's Professional Forum.

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