JHU Director of Athletics Tom Calder garners national DIII recognition

He is among 28 named Athletic Director of the Year by NACDA

Johns Hopkins University Director of Athletics Tom Calder has been selected as one of four NCAA Division III winners of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award for 2013-14.

Image caption: Tom Calder

Image credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

The award is given to athletics directors in seven divisions—NCAA FBS, NCAA FCS, Division I-AAA, Division II, Division III, NAIA, and junior/community colleges—with four winners in each division selected based on region. Winners will receive their awards during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on June 11 at NACDA's 49th annual convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Calder is in his 26th year at Johns Hopkins, including his 19th year as director of athletics, and leads an athletics program that sponsors 24 varsity sports and is one of the most successful in the nation.

Currently, Johns Hopkins ranks third in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, and the program's first top-five finish well within reach. Six different spring teams qualified for NCAA championship competition this year. Thefall and winter seasons were highlighted by a second consecutive NCAA championship in women's cross country, a third-place finish at the NCAA championships for the women's swimming team, a fourth-place showing for the men's swimming team, and a national quarterfinal appearance for women's soccer. In all, 17 of Johns Hopkins' 24 teams will have competed in NCAA championship play this year.

In addition to the success at the national level, Johns Hopkins won a school-record 14 conference championships this year.

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