DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy alumna China Jude, assistant vice president for athletics and athletics director at Queens College in Flushing, N.Y., is featured in the March 2016 “Ask the AD” video interview released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), where she recently was named to the executive committee.
“Ask the AD” is an interview program that features athletic directors discussing issues related to intercollegiate athletics and student athletes, best practices, secrets to success, career advancement, and other topics. It is posted on YouTube. To watch the interview with Jude, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ7ptz05_u4.
Jude was appointed in 2011 as assistant vice president and athletics director at Queens College, within the City University of New York system, where she oversees 19 varsity sports at the fourth largest National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II school in the country. She was named 2015 National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) Division II Administrator of the Year. Jude was named the 2011 Alumna of the Year by the United States Sports Academy.
Prior to Queens College, Jude served as athletic director at Cheyney (Pa.) University from 2007 to 2011. She served as assistant athletic director at the University of the District of Columbia from 2006 to 2007 and Coppin State University in Baltimore, Md., from 2001 to 2005. She served as head volleyball coach at those two universities, as well as at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington; University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla., and Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
Jude is a current member of the NACDA executive committee and has served on the NACDA Minority Opportunities Athletics Association (MOAA) board of directors. She has served as chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II nominating committee and chair of the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. She is an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators.
Jude, a native of Waukegan, Ill., was a scholarship athlete on the Alabama State University Lady Hornets volleyball team, earning All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) honors. After earning her bachelor’s in broadcast journalism in 1994 at Alabama State, Jude earned a Master of Sport Science in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1996. She is working on her doctorate in athletic administration at Northcentral University in Prescott, Arizona.
“The United States Sports Academy molded me from a person who worked in sports to someone who is a sports professional,” Jude said.
“The Academy really prepared me and gave me confidence and the faculty supported and nurtured me. I would definitely recommend the Academy to anyone who really wants to work in sports management, whether it’s in the college or the corporate world.”
NACDA is the professional and educational Association for more than 15,700 college athletics administrators at more than 1,700 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com .
Based in Daphne, Ala., the United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu .