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May 21, 1999

NESCAC Appoints Administrative Director -- Yale Athletic Administrator Selected for Newly Created Post

Andrea C. Savage, senior assistant director of athletics at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., has been named to the newly created position of administrative director of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), effective August 1. The appointment was announced by Middlebury College President John M. McCardell, Jr., who is also current president of NESCAC.

A graduate of Amherst College where she was a three-sport athlete, Savage has worked in her current position at Yale since 1996, having previously served in various other administrative posts in Yale's athletic department. Prior to coming to Yale, Savage coached field hockey and women's lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Amherst College, where she also taught physical education courses. Before beginning her career in collegiate athletics, Savage was an account executive with the advertising agency DDB Needham Worldwide in New York City. She has served on numerous committees for the NCAA and the Ivy League.

In announcing Savage's appointment, McCardell said, "As NESCAC has matured as a conference, and as the world of intercollegiate athletics has grown ever more complex, the conference presidents have realized the need to appoint a full-time administrative director to attend to these matters. In Andrea Savage, we have found one of our own, a scholar-athlete who understands our conference's unique combination of academic and athletic excellence, and who will work to maintain the appropriate balance between them while strengthening our ties as member institutions committed to common goals."

The position of administrative director includes responsibility for maintaining the rules and records of the conference, organizing NESCAC championships, establishing and maintaining a budget for the conference, coordinating interaction among the conference's member institutions, and gathering and reporting information for conference committees. The location of the office of the administrative director has not yet been determined.

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) was formed in 1971 and has consistently reflected its commitment to the values of athletic and academic achievement. The conference is led by its member presidents.