Former A.D. Andrea Seger Heads to NACDA Hall of Fame
Andrea Seger, who served as Ball State's director of intercollegiate athletics from 1995-2002 and was the director of intercollegiate athletics for women from 1983-95, has been selected for induction into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame.
Seger will be inducted at a ceremony during the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Awards Luncheon June 26 as part of the NACDA Convention in Dallas, Texas.
Seger came to Ball State in 1975 as an assistant athletic trainer and assistant professor and retired from the university in 2002.
One of Street & Smith's Super 50 Women Sports Executives in 1998, Seger was named the director of athletics for women in 1983 and served in that role until 1995 when Ball State's men's and women's athletic departments merged into one. After the merger, Seger was named director of athletics for the combined men's and women's program. At the time of her appointment of the combined department, Seger was one of only four women in the country to oversee a combined men's and women's NCAA Division IA athletics department.
Seger's accomplishments within the athletic department were evidenced by the winning of three straight Mid-American Conference Jacoby Trophies in 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02. Ball State also won the Jacoby Trophy in 1997-98. In addition, the Cardinals won the MAC's Reese Cup in 1997-98, finished second in 2000-01 and third in 2001-02. The Jacoby Trophy is awarded to the MAC school which has achieved overall excellence among its women's teams, while the Reese Cup is for excellence on the men's side.
In 1997-98, Seger guided the Ball State athletics program to victories in both the Reese and Jacoby standings, marking only the fourth time in the history of the league the same school won both trophies in the same academic year. In Seger's tenure as head of the men's and women's departments, the Cardinals won 23 MAC Championships.
In recognition of her professional achievements, Seger was inducted into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997 plus was inducted into her alma mater, Cortland State's Hall of Fame that same year.
Seger received her bachelor's degree from Cortland State in 1971 and her master's from Indiana State in 1975. During her career, she served on the NCAA Committee on Athletic Certification, the NCAA Division IA A.D. Strategic Planning Committee, the NCAA Basketball Issues Committee and the MAC Finance and Gender Equity Committees.