Lindsey Babcock Named Associate AD for Compliance

Lindsey Babcock

July 26, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Lindsey Babcock, a 12-veteran of athletics compliance at both the institutional and conference level, has been named Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at Kansas State, Athletics Director John Currie announced today.

Babcock, who has worked at four BCS-level school and league offices, will oversee and lead the daily operation of K-State's compliance office and ensure the department's programs and operations comply with NCAA, Big 12 and institutional rules and regulations.

"Lindsey comes to K-State highly recommended and with tremendous experience at both the league office and institutional level," Currie said. "I appreciate our internal search committee, led by Dr. Be Stoney, Jill Shields, Casey Scott, Stacy Martin and Reid Sigmon, for an outstanding job of identifying and attracting several fine candidates from across the country. We are excited that someone with Lindsey's leadership capabilities is joining our staff at K-State and look forward to their entire family being a part of the K-State and Manhattan communities."

Babcock comes to K-State from the Atlantic Coast Conference, where she served the past eight years as Assistant Commissioner of Compliance and Governance.  In her role with the conference office, Babcock served as the primary contact for ACC institutional compliance staff members for all day-to-day issues as well as assisting member institutions with various compliance-related matters and issues.

Babcock spearheaded the conference's rules education with its membership as it related to timely or nationally significant issues while also monitoring NCAA proposed legislation and national trends for the league's member institutions. Her role and relationships with the league's Faculty Athletics Representatives were also crucial in the growth and development of the ACC's various governance groups.

In addition to her day-to-day duties with the ACC, Babcock has been actively involved in a variety of conference and NCAA-affiliated committees, previously serving as a conference representative on both the NCAA Division I Leadership and Legislative Councils, while also graduating from the Sports Management Institute this past year.

"My family and I are extremely excited to join the Wildcat family and the athletics staff at K-State," Babcock said. "I appreciate the opportunity that John (Currie) has given me to lead the compliance program and look forward to working with the administration, coaches, staff, student-athletes and the campus community at Kansas State."

Prior to joining the ACC staff, Babcock served two years as the assistant director of compliance at the University of Colorado where she maintained the department's budget, supervised the compliance staff and acted as the main point of contact for all compliance issues.

Babcock begin her professional career in compliance in 2000 at West Virginia University where she served as a graduate assistant for two years while simultaneously working as an assistant women's basketball coach at Bethany College (1999-2001). After earning her master's degree at West Virginia, Babcock served one-plus seasons as a compliance assistant at the Big East Conference before heading to the University of Colorado.

A native of Bloomsburg, Penn., Babcock was a women's basketball and softball student-athlete at Elmira College where she graduated in 1999 with her bachelor's degree in business administration. She then earned her master's degree in sport management at West Virginia University in 2001. She and her husband, Craig, have two children, Alexa and Brayden.

What They Are Saying...

John Swofford
Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Conference
"Lindsey has done a great job in serving the conference office and our member schools for the past eight years. This is a terrific opportunity for Lindsey, and I know she'll do an excellent job for Kansas State. I wish her and her family the best as they begin the next chapter of their lives.

Craig Littlepage
Director of Athletics, University of Virginia
"Lindsey's appointment is a great move for Kansas State University.  Without a doubt she has a great base of knowledge on the rules; not only the letter of the rules but just as importantly, the spirit of the rules.  Lindsey has the right temperament to work closely and have credibility with coaches, student-athletes, University staff and other stakeholders to provide programming, education, and other services for multiple constituencies." 

Shane Lyons
Deputy Director of Athletics, University of Alabama
"Lindsey will be a great addition to the Kansas State athletics department and brings a tremendous wealth of experience to the position in the area of NCAA rules and regulations. Having previously worked at the Big East Conference, the University of Colorado and eight years with me at the Atlantic Coast Conference, I can personally attest that she has an excellent work ethic and is very highly respected by her colleagues nationally."