July 26, 2004
Waltham, Mass. - Stanford University Director of Athletics Dr. Ted Leland was presented with the 2004 Dick Enberg Award by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in conjunction with the organization's Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The award is given annually to "a person whose actions and commitments have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America programs and/or the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics."
DR. TED LELAND - As the director of athletics at Stanford University, Ted Leland oversees the participation of 34 intercollegiate varsity teams - plus the physical education department, intramurals, club sports, open recreation and the Stanford golf course. Stanford has won 46 national team championships and 151 conference championships since Leland's arrival, including an NCAA record of six national titles in 1996-97. Stanford has won the prestigious NACDA Director's Cup, which represents the top athletic program in the nation for the past nine seasons. One of Dr. Leland's most prestigious honors came in 2000-01 when he was named by NACDA and the Street & Smith Business Journal as the Athletic Director of the Year. He was recognized among his peers for his demonstration of commitment to education and student-athletes, continuous teamwork, loyalty and excellence, and the ability to inspire individuals or groups to higher levels of accomplishments. To date, Stanford ranks eighth on the all-time team listing with 98 Academic All-America selections. Leland is a distinguished national leader in collegiate athletics, having been the chairman of the NCAA Management Council and co-chairman of the United States Secretary of Education's Commission on Opportunity in Athletics. He is currently a member of the NACDA Executive Committee and serves on various Pac-10 and NCAA committees. A northern California native, Leland received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in physical education from the University of the Pacific. After coaching football, he ultimately joined Stanford after serving three years as athletic director at his alma mater and other athletic departmental posts at Dartmouth and the University of Houston. In 1982, he earned his Ph.D. in education and sports psychology at Stanford.