Northeastern State's Konya receives NCAA Committee assignment

(Tahlequah, OK)--Jeff Konya, director of athletics at Northeastern State University, has been selected as a member of the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee.

Konya will begin serving on the committee Sept. 1, 2010, for a term of four years running through Sept. 1, 2014.

“Our tennis program is recognized as one of the best in NCAA Division II,” said Konya. “Being on this committee is good for Northeastern State from the standpoint of witnessing what other institutions are offering with their tennis programs. This will allow us to continue to be one of the premier programs nationally.”

Konya’s duties as a committee member will include assessing criteria for the selection process for the NCAA Division II Tennis Championships, assisting at the championship site and handling the administrative functions of the tournament, including the academic recognition.

Northeastern State was 15-5 this season and qualified for its 11th consecutive NCAA Women’s Tennis Regional this spring. After advancing to the Sweet 16 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., the RiverHawks lost to No. 1-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State, who went on to claim its second straight national title.

Konya is one of two personnel from Northeastern State Athletics who serves on national committees. Larry Gipson, men’s basketball head coach, is the second vice president on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) board.

Published: 5/27/2010 11:54:32 AM

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