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HCA: Pat Chun named NACDA athletic director of the year

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First Cougar athletic director to receive this honor.

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The National Associate of Collegiate Directors of Athletics have released their annual winners of the the Under Armour AD of the year award and Pat Chun is one of the 28 directors so honored. He is also one of only four at the FBS level to receive this recognition. Chun is the first Cougar AD to earn this plaudit in the 21 year history of the award.

This is quite an accomplishment as Chun is in his first year after Bill Moos’ sudden resignation last year to take the Nebraska job. Under Chun WSU had it’s all-time high in donations and set program highs for GPA in consecutive semesters. Programs regarding mental health awareness and student-athlete welfare also are highlight’s of Chun’s first year.

Here is what WSU president Kirk Schulz had to say about Chun.

“Pat has compiled an incredible list of accomplishments at WSU and done so with remarkable aplomb and leadership” “He has earned the admiration and trust of our student-athletes, coaches, faculty and staff, the Pullman community, and his peers in the Pac-12 and across the country in his brief time at WSU. He is most deserving of this tremendous recognition.”

Chun will receive his award during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Tuesday June 11th at the NACDA’s 54th annual convention in Orlando Fla. Congrats Pat!

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