Augusta, Ga. – Clint Bryant, director of athletics at Augusta State University, has been honored by the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) with the Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the association.
“I am very honored to receive this award. Anytime you are recognized by your colleagues for an award of this magnitude it means a great deal, but at the same time it’s not about me. It’s about leveling the playing field and doing the right thing,” said Bryant. He is the first person from the intercollegiate athletic membership to be recognized for this award.
Bryant, the award’s third recipient, will be recognized at the 2012 MOAA Symposium held in Dallas, Texas. The two prior awardees were Myles Brand, former president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Mike Clary, former executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Directors Association.
The MOAA Distinguished Service Award acknowledges and honors the effort of individuals who strive to promote understanding and appreciation of diversity in its multitude of forms.
Bryant has served as president of the MOAA as well as chair of the Division II Project Team Related to Issues of Diversity. He also has previously served as a member of the Division II Budget and Finance Committee, chairman of the Championships Committee, and the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee.
Bryant received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont Abbey College and master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University.
For more information, call Tunisia Williams, assistant director in ASU’s Office of Public Relations and Publications, at 706-737-1877.
About Augusta State University
Augusta State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is strategically located in the second largest city in Georgia. Offering 70 programs of study leading to associate, bachelor, master, and specialist degrees, the university successfully blends a strong liberal arts foundation with specialized degree preparation to ensure graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global environment. With an enrollment of nearly 7,000 diverse students, the university measures its success by the success of its students.