Lea Plarski

Class of 2002

  • Recognized by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) as one of 15 people who have significantly influenced the growth of women’s athletics since 1972
  • Served as Chief of Mission or Team Leader for 13 international competitions for USA Basketball, including the 1980 Olympics
  • Served as ABAUSA’s Vice President for Women and Chair of the Women’s Games Committee after joining the Games Committee as a charter member in 1975
  • Is a past member of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Board of Directors and House of Delegates
  • Holds the honor of being the first female to be named to FIBA’s Central Board and to serve as president of its Women’s Commission; to be elected president of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA); and to receive the Edward S. Steitz Award from USA Basketball
  • Became the first woman to receive a lifetime officiating license from FIBA