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served on the Division I Men’s Soccer National Committee and had a two-year term as the chair of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee. This academic year, Bobb will serve on four Southern Conference committees, serving on the Committee on Committees, Constitution and By-Laws, Audit Committee and the Men’s Soccer Sport Committee, of which he is the chair. On campus, Bobb is a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Staff and has been part of many governing bodies both inside and outside of athletics during his tenure. HeisoneoftheoriginalmembersoftheGreensboroSportsCommission,having servedinthebodysince 1989.HehasalsobeenamemberoftheGreensboroSports Council since 1983. He has presented twice each to the NCAA Convention and the NACDA Convention. UNCGstudent-athleteshavereceivednumerousawards.In 1984,heestablished the Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award to honor the student-athlete(s) posting the highest grade-point average annually. Bobb, a native of Gahanna, OH, oversees a staff of more than 50 full and part-time employees with administrative divisions of administration and business, student welfare, facilities and operations and integrated public affairs within the department. BeforecomingtoUNCG,BobbservedasanassistantathleticdirectoratCornell 8QLYHUVLW\IRUÀYH\HDUV+HDOVRVHUYHGDVDQDVVLVWDQWIRRWEDOOFRDFKDW&RUQHOOIRU nine seasons. A 1970graduateofKentState(OH)withabachelor’sdegreeineducation,Bobb alsoholdsamaster’sdegreeinsecondaryeducationfromKent.Asanundergraduate, he was a three-year letterwinner on the football team as an offensive guard and earned All-Academic recognition from the Mid-American Conference as a junior. He was an all-conference choice his senior year. 2007-08 UNCG Women’s Basketball Media Guide• 95

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Beginning his 25th year this fall as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at UNCG, Nelson E. Bobb has developed a nationally recognized program that has continually succeeded in competition as well as in the classroom. %REEWKHĂ€UVWIXOO time athletic director at the University, is the primary architect of a program that now features 16 NCAA Division I teams, eight for men and eight for women. Earlier this summer, he was named to NACDA’s NCAA Division I-AAA Executive Committee as an at-large member. WhenhearrivedinJuly 1983,therewereeightteamscompetingontheDivisionIII level.TheUniversityauthorizedtheshifttoDivisionIinFebruary 1987andheguided WKHSURJUDPWKURXJKWKHXQSUHFHGHQWHGFKDQJHLQFRPSHWLWLYHVWDWXVLQRQO\Ă€YH years. UNCG is one of only a dozen institutions to ever compete in all three divisions. However, no other institution has made the complete shift of all teams from Division III to Division I in that time frame. During his tenure, he has watched over the construction or renovation of all of the Spartans’ athletic venues. He began that process by serving on the committee that built Fleming Gymnasium and the HHP Building in 1989. He then moved onto the transformation of Campus Field in 1991 into what is today UNCG Soccer Stadium–oneofthepremiervenuesinallofcollegesoccer.In 1999,heoversawthe construction of the UNCG Baseball Stadium and the renovation and lighting of the UNCGTennisCourts.Mostrecently,headdedtothelistthetransformationofUNCG’s VRIWEDOOIDFLOLW\WREHFRPHDWRSRIWKHOLQHVWDGLXPYHQXHDQGWKHUHFRQĂ€JXUDWLRQRI seatinginFlemingGym,whichaddedchairbackseatingonbothsidesandadditional stands under one of the baskets. UnderBobb’sguidance,Spartanstudent-athleteshaveconsistentlygraduated at a rate equal to or higher than the general student population at UNCG. Each of the last three academic years, more than 40 percent of UNCG’s student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or better. Last spring, 52 percent of student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA in the semester, equalling the record set the previous spring. As of June2007,nearlyhalf(46percent)ofUNCG’s225student-athletesheldcumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better. Other recent program accomplishments include completing the NCAA FHUWLĂ€FDWLRQSURFHVVIRU'LYLVLRQ,LQVWLWXWLRQVWZLFHDQGVXFFHVVIXOO\WUDQVLWLRQLQJ the department’s teams into Southern Conference membership. 8QGHU%REE¡VOHDGHUVKLS81&*KRVWHGWKHĂ€QDOWZRURXQGVRIWKHDQG 1998 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, and was home to Olympic athletes from several countries for training prior to the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Bobb was also a member of the Olympic Torch run committee in Greensboro for the 1996 Games. During his tenure, UNCG teams have won 36 conference tournament titles, 27 as an NCAA Division I member. They have also won 65 conference regular season titles, 39 of those since moving to NCAA Division I. UNCG earned the Commissioner’s Cup for overall excellence in the Big South for three consecutive years. While Bobb was athletic director in the 1980’s, the men’s soccer team won four Division III national championships and the women’s EDVNHWEDOOWHDPPDGHĂ€YHFRQVHFXWLYH1&$$7RXUQDPHQWDSSHDUDQFHVZLWKD WKLUGSODFHĂ€QLVKLQ DuringhistenureatUNCG,BobbhasalsoservedinvariousNCAAappointments, LQFOXGLQJVHUYLQJRQRQHRIWKHĂ€UVW1&$$&HUWLĂ€FDWLRQWHDPV)URP KHVHUYHGRQWKH&HUWLĂ€FDWLRQ7HDPIRUIRXUVXFKHYHQWV0RVWUHFHQWO\%REE

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