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Big Bucks For NCAA’s Emmert, Remy

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MAY 25, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH

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1. Big Bucks For NCAA’s Emmert, Remy

NCAA Headquarters, Indianapolis, Ind.

by Daniel Libit, Eben Novy-Williams, Sportico

“The NCAA’s former chief operating officer and president combined to make over $6.8 million in the 2022 fiscal year, according to an association tax filing released on Wednesday. At the same time, the NCAA’s overall workforce shrank to its lowest number in eight years.

Donald Remy, who served as NCAA chief operating officer through mid-July 2021 before leaving to become Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, was paid nearly $3.6 million on his way out of Indianapolis. Of that, $2.4 million came by way of a severance payment. Remy left the VA on April 1.

Mark Emmert, meanwhile, earned just under $3.3 million in his last full year as NCAA president. Emmert, who was replaced by former Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on March 1, is likely due millions of dollars more that will be reported on future tax filings. Stanley Wilcox, the NCAA executive vice president, was the third seven-figure earner, pocketing total compensation of $1.48 million, while NCAA chief medical officer Brian Hainline was paid just under a million dollars. The tax filing covered the 12 months ending in August 2022.”

» The Bottom Line: “The NCAA’s overall revenue, which had been previously reported, was $1.22 billion, up from $1.1 billion in 2020. The association reported ending last fiscal year with just shy of a half-of-billion dollars in net assets or fund balances.

» Of Note: “The NCAA’s workforce dropped to 594 employees, down from a high of 657 in 2019. The last time the NCAA reported having fewer than 600 staffers was in 2014.”


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2. Final Four Preview

Gillian Brennan, Franklin & Marshall

The four best teams in Division III women’s lacrosse gather in Salem, Va. this weekend for the national semifinals and final at Kerr Stadium. The NESCAC and Liberty League have the undefeated favorites, but the Centennial Conference looks to spoil the party not once, but twice.

#1 Middlebury (21-0) vs. #8 Franklin & Marshall (18-4), Friday, noon

The top-ranked Panthers look for their second straight national crown, third in the last four championships and ninth overall. The Diplomats won national titles in 2007 and 2009.

Goals: (M) Hope Shue 72. (F) Lydia Cassilly 53
Assists: (M) Jane Earley 30. (F) Gillian Brennan 25
Points: (M) Earley 97. (F) Cassilly 76
Save Pct: (M) Annie Enrietto 45.3. (F) Alyssa Moran 40.3
GAA: (M) Enrietto 6.71. (F) Moran 10.23

» Team Statistics: Middlebury | Franklin & Marshall

 #3 William Smith (21-0) vs. #9 Gettysburg (18-4), Friday, 3:00

The Herons are looking for their first national title, after finishing second four straight times from 1992-95. The Bullets have captured three nattys with the last coming in 2018.

Goals: (W) Maddie Montgomery 82. (G) Jordan Basso 72
Assists: (W) Allie McGinty 41. (G) Caroline Sullivan 51
Points: (W) Montgomery 99. (G) Basso 109
Save Pct: (W) Maura Smeader 51.4. (G) Gillian Cortese 48.2
GAA: (W) Smeader 6.47. (G) Cortese 7.82

» Team Statistics: William Smith | Gettysburg

3. All-America Team

Maddie Montgomery, William Smith

The IWLCA announced its 2023 NCAA Division III All-America team with 57 representatives from 29 different institutions.

First Team

A-Jordan Basso, Gettysburg, Jr.
A-Margie Carden, Tufts, Jr.
A-Jane Earley, Middlebury, Sr.
A-Allie McGinty, William Smith, Jr.
A-Allie Schwab, Washington and Lee, Sr.
A-Hope Shue, Middlebury, Soph.
A-Ally Tobler, TCNJ, Jr.
A-Kelsey Winters, Christopher Newport, Sr.
M-Sydney Carpenter, St. John Fisher, Soph.
M-Emma Joyce, Tufts, Jr.
M-Maddie Montgomery, William Smith, Sr.
M-Susan Rowley, Middlebury, Jr.
D-Erica Barr, Middlebury, Sr.
D-Grace Gormley, Messiah, Sr.
D-Natalie Held, Salisbury, Soph.
D-Lily Macatee, Gettysburg, Soph.
D-Kate Risley, Middlebury, William Smith, Jr.
D-Eugenie Rovegno, Washington and Lee, Jr.
GK-Isabella Garabo, York, Sr.


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4. Boyden Highlights All-America Teams

Jack Boyden, Tufts

The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced the 2023 Blatant Lacrosse Division III All-Americans, along with the award winners.

First Team
A-Jack Boyden, Tufts
A-Cross Ferrara, Salisbury
A-Luke Kammerman, Roanoke
A-Luke Pilcher, RIT
M-Andrew Cook, Christopher Newport
M-Jack Dowd, Salisbury
M-Riley Mitchell, Lynchburg
M-John Mozrall, RIT
D-John DeFazio, Salisbury
D-Michael Grace, RIT
D-Nick Morgan, Hampden-Sydney
D-Ryan Young, Christopher Newport
GK-Matthew Freitas, Williams
LSM-Chris Darminio, Lynchburg
LSM-Tyalor Jensen, RIT
SSDM-Zack Goorno, Bowdoin
SSDM-Joe Murtha, Tufts
F/O-Mason Kohn, Tufts

Iroquois National Award (Player of the Year): Jack Boyden, Tufts
Turnbull Award (Outstanding Attackman): Boyden, Tufts
McCall Award (Outstanding Midfielder): Andrew Cook, CNU
Stiles Award (Outstanding Defenseman): Ryan Young, CNU
Kelly Award (Outstanding Goalkeeper): Matthew Freitas, Williams

5. Lightning Round ⚡️

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🗞 News. The NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee and NCAA Office of Inclusion named Stefanie "Stevie" Baker-Watson, associate vice president for student wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports at DePauw, as one of its 2023 Champions of Diversity and Inclusion for h campus and community work in supporting ethnic minorities and other underrepresented populations in intercollegiate athletics.

🗞 News. The NCAA released survey results that show many young adults are wagering on sports, often despite age or geographic restrictions on legal sports betting. Overall, the present survey found that sports wagering is pervasive among 18- to 22-year-olds, with 58% having engaged in at least one sports betting activity.

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