Kevin White receives AD of year honor

Duke athletic director Kevin White was one of four athletic directors on the FBS level to win the Under Armour AD of the Year Award, presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

The award, which spans seven divisions, will be presented to White and the other honorees Saturday at the group's annual convention in Orlando. Jeff Compher (Northern Illinois), John Currie (Kansas State) and Jeff Long (Arkansas) also were honored on the FBS level.

"Since 1998, NACDA has been highlighting significant contributions made by athletics directors across all divisions of our membership," NACDA executive director Bob Vecchione said in a statement. "This award allows athletics directors to be recognized not only nationally, but also in their respective communities which heightens the awareness of their leadership position in the athletics enterprise."

Duke has once again seen success both on and off the field this past season. Here is a quick look at some accomplishments:

  • The Blue Devils' football team made a bowl game for the first time since 1994, and coach David Cutcliffe was honored as ACC coach of the year.

  • An ACC-leading 15 programs were honored with NCAA Public Recognition Awards, presented each year to teams finishing among the top 10 percent of their respective sport based on the most recent multiyear Academic Performance Rate (APR). Football was one of them.

  • In the most recent Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings, Duke stands in eighth place and ranks third among private institutions behind Stanford (first) and Notre Dame (seventh).

  • Late last year, Duke announced a fund-raising campaign to help fund renovations to Wallace Wade Stadium and Cameron Indoor Stadium. In all, $250 million in capital campaign projects are on the table.