Nora Lynn Finch

Class of 2019

  • Finch has represented the NCAA on the U.S. Collegiate Sports Council
    since 1988, serving as President from 1992 to 1996
  • In 1991, 1993 and 1995 she served as Chief of Mission for the United
    States World University Game delegations.
  • She has been a member of several committees, including NCAA Division
    I Women’s Basketball oversight and administrative committee, NCAA
    Division I Management Council, NCAA Division I Champions cabinet
    chair, NCAA Division I membership committee Women’s committee on
    Basketball Officiating and chair of its’ competition committee, and DI
    Women’s Basketball Issues committee.
  • From 1981 to 1988, Finch was the inaugural chair of the NCAA Division I
    Women’s Basketball Committee.
  • Finch was the ACC’s first female Assistant Athletics Director and named
    the ACC Senior Associate for Women’s Basketball in 2013.
  • Finch was inducted into the National Women’s Athletic Hall of Fame,
    twice into the Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame and the
    Peace College Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Nora Lynn Finch negotiated the first women’s basketball tournament
    television contract with CBS.