Smith College Athletic Director Plays Key Role in NCAA
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – For the second straight year, Smith College Athletic Director Lynn Oberbillig will head a group responsible for decisions on college sports nationwide.
During the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in January, Oberbillig was named to a second consecutive one-year term as chair of the organization’s Division III Management Council. Oberbillig also served as chair of the council in 2009.
In her role, Oberbillig will participate in hiring the next president of the NCAA, as well as planning a $35 million building addition to the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., and planning for a new sports championship in Division III men’s volleyball in 2012.
As council president, Oberbillig also serves on the NCAA executive committee, and on the association-wide Committee on Women’s Athletics, which monitors women’s participation in sports as student-athletes as well as coaches and administrators. She previously served as the first chair of the Division III Women’s Rowing Committee.
The NCAA is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs.
Oberbillig has directed Smith’s athletics programs since 1993 and also teaches in the college’s exercise and sport studies department. A former softball student-athlete at the University of Iowa, Oberbillig also is a former head softball coach at Nicholls State, where her teams won more than 300 games.