Athletics Director Lois Webb to receive Administrator of the Year Award
LAKELAND, Fla. (July 30, 2007) — Florida Southern College Athletics Director Lois Webb has been selected to receive the 2007 NCAA Division II Administrator of the Year Award from the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). The award, given in each NCAA division, the NAIA and community colleges, is presented annually to NACWAA members who have made significant contributions as administrators of intercollegiate athletics. Webb will receive her award at the NACWAA Convention Oct. 8 in St. Petersburg.
In the 2006-07 school year, Florida Southern had four of its athletic teams earn top five finishes at their respective NCAA championship events. The women's golf team won the Division II championship, its fourth; the men's golf team placed third; the softball team placed fourth; and the women's tennis team tied for fifth. That allowed FSC to register a tenth-place finish in the final NCAA Division II Directors Cup point standings, the best finish among the nine Sunshine State Conference schools.
In the SSC, Florida Southern captured five 2006-07 league championships mens and women's cross country, volleyball (co-champion), softball and womens golf, more than any other league school. The Moccasins also had more SSC Coaches of the Year (four) and more SSC Athletes of the Year (five) than any other league school. Those performances helped FSC claim the SSC Womens Mayors Cup for the 10th time in the programs history, while the FSC men were second in the Mens Mayors' Cup standings.
Entering her seventh year as athletics director at FSC, Webb has presided over three NCAA championship teams (women's golf in 2002 and 2007, baseball in 2005) and eight other teams with top ten NCAA finishes during her tenure. She has been with FSC since 1977, when she began a 24-year volleyball coaching career that produced 24 consecutive winning seasons and 747 career victories. She also coached the womens basketball team to a winning record through five seasons and the women's golf team for two winning seasons, while serving as FSC's senior woman administrator from 1981 through 2001. Webb is a charter member of the Florida Southern Hall of Fame, the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame and the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, as well as a member of the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame.
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