Ivey’s new title brings new opportunities

Published 9:41 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Marion Military Institute athletic director Michelle Ivey is about to add another title to her resume.

Ivey was recently named the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XXII Assistant Women’s Regional Director.

Ivey said she is excited about the opportunities her new title will bring her.

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“I am excited about the opportunity to work closely with Karen Reynolds, the NJCAA XXII Regional Director, and the commissioner, Al Cox, in promoting the ACCC (Alabama Junior and Community College Conference) and women’s sports,” Ivey said.

“I have been interested in getting more involved at the conference and national levels and this will grant me that opportunity.”

Ivey is entering her 14th year at MMI as she has watched the athletic program grow from zero sports to the current number of five.

Ivey has also overseen a number of facility upgrades during her tenure including the construction of the Scott G. Davis baseball stadium, the Soldier Field softball field, the Paul B. Anderson Tennis Complex and a newly renovated weight room.

Ivey’s tenure has also seen a number of MMI student-athletes earn ACCC All-Conference, All-Region and Player of the Year awards as well as academic honors.

Players have also earned NJCAA All-Academic Team and Academic All-American honors during Ivey’s tenure.

Ivey is an alumna of Eckerd College and holds a Master’s Degree from the United States Sports Academy.

In 2000, Ivey was the first woman selected to the Eckerd College Athletic Hall of Fame for women’s basketball.

As a player, she still currently holds numerous records.

Ivey will also be inducted into the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame in Michigan on Oct. 9.
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