Theodore Roosevelt Award (NCAA)


Theodore Roosevelt Award (NCAA)

The Theodore Roosevelt Award is the highest honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may confer on an individual. The award is awarded annually to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in intercollegiate athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishment. Each awardee, by personal example, is said to exemplify the ideals and purposes to which collegiate athletics are dedicated.

The award, nicknamed "The Teddy," is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, whose concern for the conduct of intercollegiate athletes and athletic programs led to the formation of the NCAA in 1906. Past winners include four former Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower (1967), Gerald R. Ford (1975), George H.W. Bush (1986) and Ronald Reagan (1990).

All Past Winners

*2008: John Glenn- Muskingum College
*2007: Paul Tagliabue - Georgetown University (basketball)
*2006: Robert Kraft - Columbia University (football)
*2005: Sally Ride - Stanford University (tennis)
*2004: Alan Page - University of Notre Dame (football)
*2003: Donna de Varona - University of California, Los Angeles (swimming)
*2002: Eunice Kennedy Shriver - Stanford University (swimming, track and field)
*2001: William Cohen - Bowdoin College (basketball)
*2000: Roger Staubach - United States Naval Academy (football)
*1999: Bill Richardson - Tufts University (baseball)
*1998: Bob Dole - Washburn University (basketball)
*1997: William Porter Payne - University of Georgia (football)
*1996: John Wooden - Purdue University (basketball)
*1995: Bob Mathias - Stanford University (track and field)
*1994: Rafer Johnson - University of California, Los Angeles (track and field)
*1993: Lamar Alexander - Vanderbilt University (track and field)
*1992: Jack Kemp - Occidental College (football)
*1991: Althea Gibson - Florida A&M University (tennis)
*1990: Ronald Reagan - Eureka College (football)
*1989: Paul Ebert - Ohio State University (baseball, basketball)
*1988: "not presented"
*1987: Walter J. Zable - College of William and Mary (football)
*1986: George H. W. Bush - Yale University (baseball)
*1985: Robben Fleming - Beloit College
*1984: William P. Lawrence - United States Naval Academy (basketball, football, tennis)
*1983: Arnold Palmer - Wake Forest University (golf)
*1982: Bill Cosby - Temple University (football)
*1981: Art Linkletter - San Diego State University
*1980: Denton Cooley - University of Texas at Austin (basketball)
*1979: Otis Chandler - Stanford University (track and field)
*1978: Gerald B. Zornow - University of Rochester (football, basketball, baseball)
*1977: Tom Bradley - University of California, Los Angeles
*1976: Thomas J. Hamilton - United States Naval Academy (football, basketball, baseball)
*1975: Gerald Ford - University of Michigan (football)
*1974: Jesse Owens - Ohio State University (track and field)
*1973: Omar Bradley - United States Military Academy (baseball)
*1972: Jerome H. Holland - Cornell University (football)
*1971: Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (baseball)
*1970: Frederick L. Hovde - University of Minnesota (football)
*1969: Byron "Whizzer" White - University of Colorado at Boulder (football)
*1968: Leverett Saltonstall - Harvard University (rowing)
*1967: Dwight D. Eisenhower - United States Military Academy (football)

ee also

*Walter Camp Man of the Year
*Walter Camp Distinguished American Award
*Walter Camp Alumni of the Year
*Amos Alonzo Stagg Award
*National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award
*National Football Foundation Gold Medal Winners

External links

* [http://www.ncaa.org/awards/honors_program/theodore_roosevelt/ Theodore Roosevelt Award Official Site]
* [http://www.ncaa.org/awards/honors_program/theodore_roosevelt/winners.html Theodore Roosevelt Award Recipients]
* [http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLN4j3CQXJgFjGpvqRqCKO6AI-YRARXwN9X4_83FR9b_0A_YLc0NCIckdFALOxkFY!/delta/base64xml/L3dJdyEvUUd3QndNQSEvNElVRS82XzBfTFU!?CONTENT_URL=http://www2.ncaa.org/portal/media_and_events/press_room/2006/november/20061102_teddyaward2007_rls.html 2007 Press Release]
* [http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/!ut/p/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLN4j3NQDJgFjGpvqRqCKO6AI-YXARX4_83FR9b_0A_YLc0NCIckdFAEuT364!/delta/base64xml/L3dJdyEvUUd3QndNQSEvNElVRS82XzBfTFU!?CONTENT_URL=http://www2.ncaa.org/portal/media_and_events/press_room/2007/november/20071203_teddyaward_rls.html 2008 Press release]


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