KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Julia Martin, a volunteer assistant coach with the Ivy League champion women's lacrosse program, was recently named one of three national recipients of the "Administrator of Tomorrow Award" from the National Association of Collegiate Women's Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) and will be invited to attend the NACWAA Annual Convention in Louisville in October.
A two-year member of Karin Corbett's coaching staff, Martin was chosen for the Adminstrator of Tomorrow Award which is "presented to an undergraduate or graduate student, intern or volunteer who aspires to a career in intercollegiate athletics, and recognizes involvement and a leadership role on campus, in a conference office or an organization and in the community," according to a release from the NACWAA web site.
"Julia is most-deserving of this award and recognition," Corbett said. "She is a tireless worker for our team, doing her best to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for all members of the Penn program. Her inspiring energy both on the field and in the preparation leading up to games as been a positive for our program and helped us continue our championship run at Penn."
Martin has been a member of two Ivy League championship teams and a pair of Ivy Legaue Tournament title teams during her tenure with the Quakers and coached the Quakers in two NCAA Tournaments. She is currently completing graduate studies in organizational dynamics at Penn. In addition, Julia was recently selected as the Administrative Assistant for the Federation of International Lacrosse.
"NACWAA is thrilled to honor these outstanding young and aspiring athletics administrators," said Patti Phillips, NACWAA chief executive officer. "Their passion and commitment is not only inspiring, but also contagious. We cannot wait to stand alongside these bright, young women as they grow and excel in their athletic careers."