Former Pac-10 commissioner to be honored

Former Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen is the 2010 recipient of the Dick Enberg Award.

The award is annually presented to a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America Teams Program and/or the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics. The award was created to recognize Enberg’s passion and support of the Academic All-America program for more than 20 years, as well as his dedication to education for more than four decades.

Hansen will receive the award on July 6 in San Francisco at the College Sports Information Director of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame Gala celebration, which will honor both the CoSIDA Hall of Fame Class of 2010 and the Academic All-America Hall of Fame Class of 2010.

Hansen, who was the commissioner of the Pac-10 for 26 years, will be the 14th individual to be honored since the award’s inception in 1997.