The NCAA Gerald R. Ford Award was named in recognition of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. Presented by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the award honors an individual who has provided significant leadership in the role of advocate for intercollegiate athletics and has done so on a continuous basis over the course of his or her career. Ford played the position of center in football at the University of Michigan, participating on national championship teams in 1932 and 1933. He turned down offers from Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions to study law at Yale University. The Gerald Ford Award was first awarded in 2004.


The recipients of the award are:

In July 2012, following the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, the NCAA vacated the 2011 award given to Joe Paterno.

See also


  1. ^ "NCAA honors Tennessee's Summitt". NCAA. January 12, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Lopiano to receive NCAA's Ford Award". NCAA. December 13, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Andrews named recipient of Ford Award". NCAA. December 11, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Harrison to receive Ford Award". NCAA. December 9, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "2016 NCAA President's Gerald R. Ford Award winner: Condoleezza Rice". NCAA. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Durham, Meghan (January 10, 2017). "Grant Hill to receive NCAA Ford Award". NCAA. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Durham, Meghan (January 11, 2018). "NCAA to honor Robin Roberts with Ford Award". NCAA. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Durham, Meghan (January 16, 2019). "Jackie Joyner-Kersee named 2019 Ford Award recipient". NCAA. Retrieved June 23, 2019.

External links

  • Official website