NCAA Award of Valor

The NCAA Award of Valor is presented by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to recognize "courageous action or noteworthy bravery" by persons involved with intercollegiate athletics.

Potential recipients of the Award of Valor are current intercollegiate athletics coaches or administrators and current or former varsity letter-winners at NCAA institutions who, when confronted with situations involving personal danger, acted with valor to avert or minimize potential disaster. Valor is described as "the strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to brave danger with boldness and firmness." Members of the armed forces and police forces may receive the award for duty-connected actions if their actions were "clearly above and beyond the call of duty."[1]

The Award of Valor is presented during an award celebration at the NCAA's annual convention. It is not presented automatically on an annual basis. Selection is based on heroic action occurring in the previous academic year.[1]

The notable recipients of the NCAA Award of Valor are:[2]

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  1. ^ a b NCAA Award of Valor selection criteria
  2. ^ NCAA Award of Valor recipients
  3. ^ "All-Time Honors Award Winners". NCCA.ORG. National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  4. ^ NCAA Awards of Valor go to Phillips, Saberi. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2009-11-11.