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Learfield winners at NACDA convention
The 2009-10 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup winners were recognized at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics convention last month in Anaheim. Winning schools were awarded in all four divisions for college athletics. From left: Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown; NACDA President Randy Spetman;  Division I winner Bob Bowlsby, Stanford University; Division II winner Tim Selgo, Grand Valley State University;  Division III winner Harry Sheehy, Williams College; NAIA winner Bill Odell, Azusa Pacific University; and Bob Roller of Samford, Directors’ Cup committee chair.

Harry on hand for vets, NYRR
Prince Harry of Wales joins New York Road Runners President and CEO Mary Wittenberg to start more than 6,000 runners at the NYRR’s eighth annual Achilles Hope & Possibility five-mile race in Central Park. As a member of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, Harry walked the course side by side with recently wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans during the event June 27.

Rice addresses NACDA
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave the keynote speech at NACDA’s convention. From left: 3rd VP Mike Alden, Missouri; Secretary David Stair, Evangel; 2010-11 President David Roach, Colgate; Rice; Executive Director Mike Cleary; and 2009-10 President Randy Spetman, Florida State.

E&Y honors Grousbeck
Boston Celtics managing partner WycGrousbeck was honored with the New England 2010 Master Achievement Award at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards gala. Ernst & Young Boston office managing partner Frank Mahoney (left) presented the award at the event June 24 at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel.

Commish speaks at NFL rookie symposium
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the league’s 2010 draft class at the NFL Rookie Symposium on June 27 at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

USA Water Polo adds to hall
At the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame induction June 12 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar:
Top: Inductee Heather Moody (second from left) with her mother (left), and (from center) three-time Olympic medalist Heather Petri, Erika Figge and 2008 silver medalist Betsey Armstrong.
Above: Former USOC Chairman Peter Ueberroth, an inductee and the evening’s keynote speaker

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