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The Theodore Roosevelt Award is the highest honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may confer on an individual. The award is awarded annually to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in intercollegiate athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishment. Each awardee, by personal example, is said to exemplify the ideals and purposes to which collegiate athletics are dedicated.

Theodore Roosevelt Award
Given forA graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in intercollegiate athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishment
CountryUnited States
Presented byNCAA
History
First award1967
Most recentBeth Brooke-Marciniak

The award, nicknamed "The Teddy," is named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, whose concern for the conduct of intercollegiate athletes and athletic programs led to the formation of the NCAA in 1906. Past winners include four former Presidents of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower (1967), Gerald R. Ford (1975), George H.W. Bush (1986), and Ronald Reagan (1990).

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  1. ^ "Mannie Jackson: 2015 Theodore Roosevelt Award Honoree". NCAA. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "2016 NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award: Peter Ueberroth". NCAA. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 Theodore Roosevelt Award: Beth Brooke-Marciniak". NCAA. Retrieved January 24, 2017.

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