SALEM, Ore., June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) recently named Greg Eide, Corban University's athletic director, as Athletic Director of the Year. The award is a fitting culmination to the most successful year in Corban athletics history, as the Warriors finished second in the CCC All-Sports Trophy race, the highest they've ever placed; four Warrior sports qualified for the NAIA National Championships, the highest number to date (volleyball, men's soccer, men's basketball, and softball); and the softball team finished second in the nation, higher than any team in school history.
To top it off, Corban's softball team was honored with the George Pasero Team of the Year award, which is an award granted to Oregon college teams, regardless of level of competition. The softball team is the first Corban team to have won the award. "I am so proud of this team and all of their accomplishments this year," said Corban head coach Abigail Farler. "It is truly an honor for us to be nominated for this award from the Oregon Sports Awards."
Much of the Warriors' success is due to Eide's leadership, which brought all head coaching positions up to full time, saw the addition of the Senior Athletic Administrator position, and helped grow Corban's student athlete population from just over 200 to 315.
"I am so thankful to have Greg Eide leading our athletic programs for Corban University," stated Corban President Dr. Sheldon Nord. "We have seen improvements in our facilities and leadership team, and success in the classroom as well as on the field or court of competition under his leadership the past four years. More to come."
In addition to Eide, Sports Information Director Danny Day has received accolades for his phenomenal work this year, having earned eight awards at the NAIA Publications and Media Contest, hosted by the 2017 CoSIDA convention (College Sports Information Directors Association). Among the eight awards, Corban was recognized with the No. 1-ranked publicity video and the No. 2-ranked website. Most recent among Day's accomplishments is his election to the NAIA-SIDA Board of Directors. "Being nominated to serve on the governing board of CoSIDA is a great opportunity for Danny to impact his profession, and is a testament to the national awards and recognition he is garnering for Corban athletics," said Eide.
Corban is a private Christian university in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Situated on a forested hillside just outside Oregon's capital, Corban is only an hour from Portland, the Cascade Mountains, and the Oregon coast. Academic excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, as well as online, prepares students for careers as business leaders, educators, medical professionals, politicians, ministry leaders, and more. Expert faculty, a tight-knit community, and opportunities for local and global engagement provide for students' growth both in and beyond the classroom.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics.
The Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member schools are located in the Northwestern United States.
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