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Smith’s Oberbillig elected Management Council chair

Jul 29, 2008 12:07:09 PM

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Lynn Oberbillig, director of athletics at Smith, has been elected chair of the Division III Management Council, effective at the end of the 2009 Convention.

Oberbillig, who is serving this year as the Council’s vice chair, will succeed Del Malloy, commissioner of the New England Collegiate Conference.

Council members also elected Daniel Fulks, faculty athletics representative at Transylvania, to succeed Oberbillig as vice chair. The two officers’ terms will run through the 2010 Convention.

In addition to heading Smith’s athletics programs since 1993, Oberbillig teaches in the college’s exercise and sport studies department. She also has been active in a variety of community and youth programs. More than 2,000 girls in grades three through six from western Massachusetts have attended the National Girls’ and Women’s Sport Clinics that Oberbillig founded in 1996.

A former softball student-athlete at Iowa, Oberbillig also is a former head softball coach at Nicholls State, where her teams won more than 300 games.

She has been active in NCAA sports committees and is currently completing service as chair of the Softball Rules Committee. She also served on the Women’s Rowing Committee and was the first chair of the Division III Women’s Rowing Committee.

Fulks, professor of accounting at Transylvania and director of the college’s accounting program, has been the author since 1993 of the NCAA biennial report “Revenues and Expenses of NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics Programs – Financial Trends and Relationships.”

He joined the Transylvania faculty in 1997 after teaching and also serving as associate dean for academic studies at Kentucky. He received a variety of teaching awards during his tenure at both institutions.

Fulks served as president of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2003-04.

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