September 5, 2019
Assistant Athletic Director and Director of NCAA Compliance Monica Gordy Polizzi was named to the NCAA Division II Football Committee, beginning her term in September.
Polizzi is the first woman to serve on the committee and the fourth member from the South Atlantic Conference to do so.
“I am so appreciative of the opportunity to serve on the Division II Football Committee,” Polizzi said. “I am excited to get to work and look forward to proudly representing Mars Hill University, South Atlantic Conference and Division II at the national level.”
Polizzi will serve as co-chair of the football regional advisory committee for Super Region II, responsible for regional rankings and will also be responsible in assisting with the selection of teams to make the Division II football playoffs as a member of the national committee. She will represent the committee as a site representative at playoff games, as well as attend and work the National Championship game in McKinney, Texas with fellow committee members.
“I am excited for Monica to experience this opportunity and represent Mars Hill on such an important NCAA National Committee,” Director of Athletics Rick Baker said. “Her work ethic and attention to detail will serve this committee well.”
Of the four SAC members to serve on the committee, Polizzi is the second member from Mars Hill University. Head football coach Tim Clifton served from 2007-2010.
Clifton said, “It’s awesome that Mars Hill has the first woman to serve on the National Committee. I think Monica will do a great job and she’ll represent Mars Hill proudly.”
Polizzi served two years on the Softball Regional Advisory Committee and was also a site representative for regional and super regional softball events. She is also active on several committees within the South Atlantic Conference.
“Monica’s experience and professionalism makes her a perfect choice to serve on the NCAA Division II Football Committee,” South Atlantic Conference Commissioner Patrick Britz said. “She will be an excellent representative of Mars Hill University and the South Atlantic Conference.”
Polizzi’s four-year term on the National Committee began on September, 1.