Nov. 10, 2009

USA Basketball Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former USA Basketball president Tom Jernstedt, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s executive vice president, has been selected by USA Basketball as the 2009 recipient of the Edward S. Steitz Award. The Edward S. Steitz Award recognizes an individual for her or his outstanding contributions to international basketball. Jernstedt will receive the award during USA Basketball’s Annual Board of Directors dinner on Nov. 10 in Glendale, Ariz.

The award is named in memory of Edward S. Steitz, the longtime director of athletics at Springfield College (Mass.) who was recognized worldwide as an authority on the rules of basketball. Steitz was an original architect and a past president of USA Basketball predecessors, the Basketball Federation of the USA (BFUSA) and the Amateur Basketball Association of the United States of America (ABAUSA).

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