Mike Lindsay Receives National Recognition by CCAA
Fanshawe College Manager of Athletics Mike Lindsay has been selected as the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) Athletic Director of the Year for 2009/10.
"Mike Lindsay has always been an advocate of providing first class, top quality intercollegiate programs and this can be seen by the success of Fanshawe College teams and athletes," said Jay Shewfelt, President of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), who also nominated Lindsay for the CCAA award.
Lindsay was presented with the award, which demonstrates a high level of recognition among his peers nationally, at the CCAA Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown, PEI. Over 40 delegates from across Canada attended the awards banquet, hosted by Holland College on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
Lindsay held the title of OCAA Vice President from 1995 to 1997, and OCAA President from 2003 to 2005. At the national level, Lindsay was the driving force behind the CCAA's adoption of new rules in 2007 extending the eligibility criteria for student athletes.
"Mike has always advocated for the well-being of student athletes, and adheres to the philosophy that student satisfaction and student success should be key factors in our everyday decision-making processes," said Shewfelt. "The OCAA is proud of his contributions to college athletics at both the OCAA and CCAA levels over the past 38 years and we believe that he is a worthy candidate for the CCAA Athletic Director of the Year award."
The CCAA is the sole coordinating body for college sport in Canada, providing leadership, programs and services that foster student-athlete development through intercollegiate sport. The delivery of these programs and services is coordinated through the Athletic Director.