UNA Pressroom

Hodges Receives National Award For 25 Years In Sports Information

Jun. 03, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - Jeff Hodges, sports information director for the University of North Alabama, will receive the 25-Year Award at the 2009 College Sports Information Directors of America's (CoSIDA) annual convention later this month. The award recognizes Hodges for his accomplishments in the field of sports information over the past 25 years.

"We congratulate Jeff on such a distinguished honor that pays tribute to his career," said Mark Linder, UNA director of athletics. " He has touched many lives and promoted UNA as a first-class university." Hodges has served as SID at UNA since 1983. He has also served as media coordinator for the NCAA Division II Football Championship for the last 23 years, has served as chairman of the Harlon Hill Trophy award since the award's creation in 1986 and has served as chairman of the Division II Football Hall of Fame. He served on the selection committee for the College Football Hall of Fame and has also coordinated the selection of numerous decade and quarter-century teams on the university, conference and Division II levels. In 1997, Hodges was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame. Last year, he was the recipient of the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding SID Award from the All-American Football Foundation for outstanding work to promote college football.

CONTACT: UNA Athletics, 256-765-4397, sportsinformation@una.edu

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/