ELGIN, Ill. – Accumulating awards and helping to strengthen and grow the publicity of Judson University athletics, the athletics communications depart has received two honors this summer from the NAIA and the CCAC. Both honors come under Associate Athletic Director Adam P. Ledyard as he was named the CCAC "Sports Information Director of the Year" and earned a top 10 ranking in the NAIA website contest.
On June 22, the Judson University athletic department's website was voted 8thbest in the nation by the NAIA. This is the third time in the last five years that Judson's athletic website has been awarded a top 10 finish. Judson also finished in the top 10 in 2007-08 (10th) and 2008-09 (9th).
Ledyard states, "This is quite an honor for Judson to have one of the best NAIA athletic websites in the nation. Our website is our biggest recruiting tool and Judson tries its best to make it fan friendly and informative so you the fan will always want to come back."
This past year judsoneagles.com added more social media features with theRUSH.com's mobile media clips, live video and audio for most home events, and more informative stories with video interviews and pictures.
Along with being honored with one of the top 10 websites in the NAIA at the annual NAIA-SIDA convention in St. Louis, Mo., Ledyard was also voted onto the NAIA-SIDA National Board as an at-large member. He will now serve the NAIA –SIDA for two years in that position.
In May, Ledyard's peers of the CCAC voted him the "Sports Information Director of the Year" at the annual CCAC meeting. It is the first award in his career for sports information as the director of the year.
"I am humbled and honored that the CCAC sports information directors would vote me the SID of the Year," says Ledyard. "It is a great honor and I appreciate their respect in the sports information business. I am thankful that I have been able to use my gifts and talents from God in this business to help promote Judson, the CCAC, and the athletes at the NAIA and national level. Without HIM giving me these talents I would not be able to do what I do today."