Honnen Named to Division I Council Committee

Honnen Named to Division I Council Committee

By Philip Sikes // Athletic Communications 

As the NCAA’s governance structure undergoes changes, Clemson Athletics will have a seat at the table.

Senior woman administrator Natalie Honnen was announced as one of six representatives from the Atlantic Coast Conference appointed to a committee within the Division I Council. The Council was created to develop legislation, and to develop and recommend policies to the NCAA Board of Directors.

Honnen was named to the Competition Oversight Committee, one of seven within the DI Council. The committee is chaired by Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart.

The Competition Oversight Committee is responsible for regular season and championships administration in sports other than football and men’s and women’s basketball. This includes the supervision of qualification and/or selection procedures for DI championships. The committee will also review recommendation from sports committes and process other issues related to the administration of those championships.

It’s a big responsibility, but certainly one Honnen isn’t taking for granted.

“I appreciate this opportunity to represent not only Clemson University and the Atlantic Coast Conference, but also to serve student-athletes on a national scale,” she said. “The student-athlete experience is paramount, and I am honored to be a part of the new NCAA structure.”

Other committee members from ACC member institutions are Miami AD Blake James (Football Oversight) and Virginia Faculty Athletics Rep Carolyn Callahan (Legislative). ACC Senior Associate Commissioners Paul Brazeau (Men’s Basketball Oversight), Nora Lynn Finch (Women’s Basketball Oversight) and Brad Hostetter (Legislative) have also been appointed to the DI Council.