Krzyzewski receives Enberg Award
Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was named the winner of College Sports Information Directors Association’s Dick Enberg Award on Tuesday.
The award, named for the broadcasting legend, is given annually to a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America teams and the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics.
The award began in 1997 and Krzyzewski joins past winners such as former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, President Gerald Ford, former Minnesota Vikings player and Minnesota Supreme Court judge Alan Page, Olympic track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee and all-time Division I women’s basketball coaching wins leader Pat Summitt.
“Certainly, I am honored to receive such a prestigious award from CoSIDA, particularly one named after someone I respect as much as Dick Enberg,” Krzyzewski said. “It is quite humbling to see my name among some of the previous recipients of this award.
“We’ve always believed the proper academic experience is such a vital part of a young man’s growth process. I’ve been blessed at both Army and Duke to have so many players live by that belief and perform so well in the classroom, as well as on the basketball court. This is really their award.”