DAPHNE, Ala. – United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich proudly announces Judy Rose as the 2014 recipient of the Carl Maddox Sport Management Award for her leadership as Director of Athletics for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

For almost 25 years, Rose has served as the athletic director for the Charlotte 49ers and has been a long-respected athletic director and coach in intercollegiate athletics.

Under her leadership, Rose recently brought football to the 49ers, as they built a football stadium and have accepted membership into Conference USA. Supporters of the institution named the football center in her honor, the Judy W. Rose Football Center.

Since 1994, she has overseen $100 million in facility construction for the 49ers athletic program, which has supported UNC-Charlotte student-athletes in each and every sport in terms of venue enhancement; strength and conditioning facilities, academic support and medical training services.

Rose was president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) in 2003-04 and the first female to serve on the NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee. She has received many awards during her career including the 2001 NACDA Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year.

She was one of five finalists for the Sports Business Journal Athletic Director of the Year this past year and received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Charlotte Business Journal “Women in Business” Awards.

Rose is active on numerous boards and is a popular guest speaker. She is currently chair of the Championship and Sport Cabinet for the NCAA and was recently appointed to serve on the NCAA Workgroup for Resource Allocation.

In addition, she has received many other accolades, including being featured as Charlotte’s “20 Dynamic Women” in 2010 and was a recipient of the Business Leader Media “2010 Charlotte Women Extraordinaire” in 2011. Rose was named Charlotte’s Woman of the Year in 1996.

A native of Blacksburg, S.C., she has been named to a trio of Hall of Fames. She became the first female to be named to the Blacksburg Hall of Fame in 1986 and more recently was named to the University of Winthrop Hall of Fame and the Women’s History Hall of Fame in Charlotte.

Rose earned a B.S. degree in physical education from Winthrop and also a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Tennessee.

She began her career with the 49ers as the women’s basketball and tennis coach in 1975. She served as the head women’s basketball coach from 1975-82 and the coordinator for women’s sports at the University from 1976-82. She had three 20-win seasons as the head coach of the 49ers, finishing with a 93-56 record. Rose also served as a graduate assistant under Pat Summitt in 1974-75.

The Carl Maddox Sport Management Award, named in honor of the former Athletic Director of Louisiana State and Mississippi State, Corbet Award Winner and United States Sports Academy Board of Trustees member, is given annually to an individual for his/her contributions to the growth and development of sport enterprise through effective management practices. The individual should exhibit mastery of all the management functions, be well known in the sport arena, and have an abiding belief in the need for ethical behavior in sport management.

The United States Sports Academy’s Award of Sport program is a long-standing awards program within the Academy, dating back to 1985. The recipients of the awards will be recognized in an awards ceremony in November.

The 2013 Carl Maddox Sport Management Award was presented to Mal Moore, the retired athletic director at the University of Alabama who passed away last year.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, 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.