Standiford, Gores On NCAA Committees

Nov. 3, 2006

SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University senior associate athletic director Chris Standiford and associate athletic director Heather Gores have been named to NCAA committees.

Standiford, in his 16th year with Bulldog athletics, has been selected to the seven-member NCAA Division I Rowing Committee as the West representative.

Among his duties are to chair the regional advisory committee to rank the top teams in the West Region; to participate in the national committee and national NCAA Women's Rowing Championship selection process, and the attend the NCAA Women's Rowing Championship.

Standiford's term will expire in September, 2009.

Gores, in her 13th year at Gonzaga and her seventh in athletic

Heather Gores

administration, has been named to the 49-member NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet. Among the general duties of the committee are Division I National Championships and National Collegiate Championships, including bracket and format oversight; playing rules in the areas of player safety, financial impact, image of the sport and the impact on the ability to administer any rule during the regular season and championship event; sports sciences issues including drug education and drug testing; certification of postseason football contests, college all-star football and basketball contests, and exempted contests; playing and practice seasons, and sportsmanship and ethical conduct. Most cabinet members are assigned to one or more cabinet subcommittees and also serve as liaisons to a sports committee.

Gores' term expires in July, 2009.

"I think this is an outstanding reflection of what a great job people in our department do," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "It also shows that people nationwide respect Gonzaga University and the members of our department."

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