Jacqie McWilliams has taken her sporting career into the business and leading the way for African American women in sports administration
Podcast length: 28’43”
On this month’s FAB podcast Datorria Robinson talks to Jacqie McWilliams, the first African American female Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the governing body of 12 member institutions and 14 championships. Commissioner McWilliams was a student athlete at Hampton University where she was a member of the 1988 NCAA DII Women’s Basketball Championship team and the 1987 and 1990 CIAA Volleyball Championship teams. Player of the Year, Freshman Player of the Year, All Conference all four years. A former two sport student-athlete, she also spent time at the NCAA where she served as the Director of DI Women’s Basketball Tournament from 2006-2009, and the Men’s DI Tournament from 2007-2012. A former two sport student-athlete, Jacqie also spent time at the NCAA where she served as the Director of DI Women’s Basketball Tournament from 2006-2009, and the Men’s DI Tournament from 2007-2012, Chair of the NCAA DII Management Council and NCAA Board of Governors. Commissioner McWilliams currently serves on the board of directors for Women Leaders in College Sports, the Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards (CWSA), and the NCAA Board Ad Hoc Committee for Cultural Diversity. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado McWilliams has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Hampton University and a Masters of Arts in Sports Administration from Temple University.
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