Nov. 19, 2004
Former University of Notre Dame hockey All-American Greg Meredith is one of six NCAA Silver Anniversary Award recipients for 2005, the NCAA Honors Committee announced today.
The Silver Anniversary Award recognizes former student-athletes who have distinguished themselves since completing their college athletics careers 25 years ago.
The recipients will be honored Sunday, January 9, 2005, at the Honors Dinner during the NCAA Convention in Dallas. Rece Davis, ESPN and ESPN2 college basketball and college football studio host and SportsCenter anchor/reporter, will serve as emcee of the event.
The five honorees for 2005 are:
* Mark Johnson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, men's ice hockey
* Gary Lawrence, Yale University, men's ice hockey and men's golf
* Paul McDonald, University of Southern California, football
* Greg Meredith, University of Notre Dame, men's ice hockey
* Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bowdoin College, track and field and field hockey
* Dave Stoldt, University of Illinois, Champaign, men's gymnastics
Recipients were chosen by the NCAA Honors Committee, which is composed of administrators at member institutions and prominent citizens who also formerly were student-athletes.
The members of the NCAA Honors Committee are: Ced Dempsey, president emeritus of the NCAA; Clyde Doughty Jr., athletics director, New York Institute of Technology; Jo Ann Harper, director of athletics, Dartmouth College; Susan M. Hartmann, faculty athletics representative, history department, Ohio State University; Calvin Hill, Alexander & Associates, Inc; Karen L. Johnson, director of institutional research, Alfred University; and Valerie Richardson, chair, associate athletics director/SWA, University of California, Santa Barbara. Potential candidates are nominated by NCAA member institutions and selected by the committee.
Meredith was a four-year letterwinner in men's ice hockey at Notre Dame. He served as team captain for two seasons and established records for career goals (104) and career power-play goals (43). A finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship, Meredith was an NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipient.
Currently managing director for Putnam Lovell NBF Securities Inc., Meredith has held positions with Salomon Brothers, Inc., Nationsbanc Capital Markets, Inc. and Fenway Partners, Inc. From 2001 to 2002, he worked as president and chief executive officer at HSBC Capital and also was president and chief executive officer of Printvision, a software company, from 2002 to 2003. In addition, he is founder and president of Proctor Capital, a private investment and strategic advisory firm. Meredith played professional ice hockey with the NHL's Calgary Flames from 1980 to 1984 and formerly was an assistant men's ice hockey coach at Harvard.
Meredith coaches with the St. David's Hockey program for boys and girls between nine and 11 years of age. He formed the Meredith Family Foundation in 1997, which contributes to programs such as the LOGAN Center, which provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, the St. Joseph's County Special Olympics, and Camp Millhouse, a summer camp for children with significant intellectual disabilities. In addition, the organization funds educational initiatives including the Paul E. Meredith scholarships at Notre Dame.
Previous Notre Dame student-athletes who were winners of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award (it was instituted in 1973) included:
1979 - Richard A. Rosenthal '54, men's basketball
1983 - Aubrey C. Lewis '58, football/track and field
1992 - James R. Lynch '67, football
1992 - Alan C. Page '67, football
1994 - William C. Hurd '69, track and field
1996 - Joseph Theismann '71, football
1999 - David J. Casper '74, football
1999 - Robert R. Thomas '74, football
2003 - Kenneth MacAfee II '78, football
Current Notre Dame women's volleyball coach Debbie Brown, who began her collegiate career at USC and also was a captain of the U.S. Olympic Team, was a winner in 2003.