K-State receives high marks in diversity study

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State athletics department was recently recognized for its efforts in the area of diversity by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University.

K-State’s received Diversity in Athletics awards for both diversity strategy and Title IX compliance. The athletics department was one of eight in the nation to be lauded for its diversity strategy and one of nine to be singled out for its compliance with Title IX.

The award announcement proceeds athletics director Tim Weiser’s scheduled testimony before the congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Washington, D.C.

Weiser will represent both Kansas State University and the Division I Athletics Director Association at the hearing, which will focus on the lack of diversity in leadership positions in collegiate sports.

Diversity in Athletics awards are presented on an annual basis to recognize NCAA Division I-A athletic departments that excel in the area of diversity. The awards are based on data collected from all NCAA Division I-A university athletic departments.

For more information on the 2006-2007 Diversity in Athletics awards, please visit the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport website at http://lds.tamu.edu.