JSU's Robinson Named a Cushman & Wakefield Athletics Director of the Year

JSU Vice President/Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson has been selected as a winner of the prestigious 2021-2022 Cushman & Wakefield Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics.

Credit: SWAC

A total of 28 winners were announced of the Cushman & Wakefield AD of the Year Award. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). Winners will be recognized in conjunction with the 57th Annual NACDA & Affiliates Convention at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, prior to the Featured Session on Tuesday, June 28 at 4 p.m.

The Athletic Director of The Year Award highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses, and their surrounding communities.

"On behalf of the entire Jackson State University family, I'd like to congratulate AD Robinson on being named Athletic Director of the Year," said President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. "Ashley is an exceptional talent who has worked tirelessly to elevate the JSU athletics program. This recognition is well deserved."

Completing his fourth year as athletic director at Jackson State, Robinson has continued to improve JSU athletics in the classroom and in competition. JSU student-athletes combined to post a 3.19 grade-point average in Fall 2021, with 10 of JSU's programs earning at least at 3.0 GPA.

Among the highlights during the past year, Jackson State won its first Southwestern Athletic Conference football championship since 2007 while the JSU Women's Basketball team became the first team in the SWAC in more than decade to win three consecutive league regular season championships.