The memory of late National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Dr. Myles Brand will be honored by the United States Sports Academy, which plans to award scholarships to its best future students in his name.
Two master’s students at the Academy, one male and one female, will be named “Brand Scholars.” Plans are to award the scholarship annually.
Brand, 67, died in September after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer after serving as NCAA president for six years. The Academy honored him last year with its Theodore Roosevelt Meritorious Award.
The Roosevelt award is presented to a person in sport who has excelled as a contributor to both sports and society for at least a quarter of a century.
Brand was president at Oregon and Indiana before becoming the first university CEO to lead the NCAA, a tenure that started in 2003 and continued until his passing. Brand is credited with leading a series of reforms that improved the academic image of college athletics.