INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- The Prairie View A&M University Athletics Department has been named a NCAA 2007-08 Diversity in Athletics Award winner in the category of Value and Attitudinal Diversity.”Weâ€™re excited to be recognized by the NCAA in the area of Diversity. Prairie View A&M University in general has worked hard to create an enviornment that is inclusive and diverse and our athletics program is no different,” said PVAMUâ€™s Fred Washington. “Weâ€™re always delighted to be recognized for our efforts but it is even more rewarding when we receive one that reflects our efforts to support our student-athletes. This accolade is just one more indicator that we have our priorities in the right place.”
Overall Prairie View A&M was one of two member institutions of Southwestern Athletic Conference selected to receive such honors. An Official Certificate of Recognition was sent to the department by Chris Ruckdaschel who currently serves as the NCAAâ€™s Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
For a complete listing of 2007-08 division one Diversity Award Winners please visit the NCAAâ€™s official website atÂ http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=5002