NJCU Legend Bob Delaney `85 Receives NCAA’s Highest Honor: The Theodore Roosevelt Award--Watch the Event!

January 31, 2020
Bob Delaney

New Jersey City University Hall of Famer Robert J. Delaney  `85, whose remarkable life story as a New Jersey state trooper turned legendary National Basketball Association (NBA) referee transcends sports, is the 2020 recipient of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s highest honor—The Theodore Roosevelt Award—the NCAA announced on December 17.

The “Teddy” is the highest honor the NCAA may confer on an individual. The award, which is given annually to an individual who exemplifies the ideals of college sports, is named after the former president whose concern for the conduct of college athletics led to the formation of the NCAA in 1906. 

Watch the award presentation.


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