Aston Elected to WBCA Board of Directors |Horns Illustrated


ATLANTA - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today that Texas head coach Karen Aston was elected as the Midwest representative on the association's Board of Directors for the 2015-16 academic year.

The board is composed of 24 voting members, and the executive committee is composed of six voting members.

The WBCA Board of Directors develops policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of the organization. It also monitors the organization's financial health, programs and overall performance and provides the executive director with the resources necessary to meet the needs of those the organization serves.

Aston also holds a position on the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Board of Directors.

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2015-16 WBCA Board of Directors:
(*-denotes position to be eliminated when term of current holder expires)

WBCA Executive Committee
Coquese Washington, Penn State, president
Jennifer Rizzotti, Hartford, vice president/president-elect
Sue Semrau, Florida State, past president
Connie Hurlbut, deputy commissioner, WAC, administrator
Danielle Donehew, executive director, WBCA, secretary (non-voting)
NCAA Division II or III board member (to be appointed by the board)
Treasurer (to be appointed by the board)

WBCA Board of Directors
Karen Aston, University of Texas, NCAA Division I Midwest
Courtney Banghart, Princeton, NCAA Division I East
Nikki Caldwell, LSU, NCAA Division I At-Large*
Claudette Charney, Hillsdale College, NCAA Division II Legislative
Tricia Cullop, Toledo, NCAA Division I At-Large*
Chancellor Dugan, Bellarmine, NCAA Division II Group I
Rich Ensor, commissioner, MAAC, Collegiate Commissioners Association
Brandan Harrell, Georgia Highlands College, junior/community colleges
Chris Kielsmeier, Wayne State College (Nebraska), NCAA Division II Group II
Mary Klinger, Rutgers Preparatory School, scholastic
Lisa Fortier, Gonzaga, NCAA Division I West
Amanda Levens, Arizona State, assistant coaches
Patricia Manning, Williams College, NCAA Division III At-Large
Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame, NCAA Division I Legislative
Kirsten Moore, Westmont College, NAIA
Danielle O'Banion, Kent State, Advocates for Athletic Equity*
Mary Beth Spirk, Moravian College, NCAA Division III At-Large
Christy Thomaskutty, Emory, NCAA Division III Legislative
Anucha Browne, vice president for women's basketball, NCAA (non-voting)
Carol Callan, national team director, USA Basketball (non-voting)
Diane Dickman, managing director, NCAA Academic & Membership Affairs (non-voting)
Martha Putallaz, professor, Duke, faculty athletic representatives (non-voting)
Leadership Advisory Council chair (to be appointed by the board)
Two public sector members (to be appointed by the board)


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