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Bethlehem, Pa., February 28, 2013—Mark Fleming, sports information director (SID) at Moravian College, will be the 2013 recipient of The Lester Jordan Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This national recognition has been presented annually since 1994 to individual(s) for exemplary service to the Academic All-America® Award program and the promotion of the ideals of being a student-athlete.
The award will be presented as part of the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, June 12 at the annual CoSIDA Convention, this year in conjunction with the NACDA Convention at the Orlando Marriott World Center. For more information see the announcement on the CoSIDA website.
Now in his sixteenth year as SID at Moravian, Fleming has been a part of the Academic All-America Committee for 17 years. He was a district coordinator for the first 12 years and coordinator of the Academic All-America Hall of Fame for the last five years. “Mark has done an outstanding job, not only directing sports information at Moravian, but also bringing visibility to our athletics program and student athletes through his participation in CoSIDA.” said Michael Wilson, director of public relations at Moravian College. “We certainly are proud of Mark’s achievement and his work at the highest levels of national collegiate athletics organizations.”
A 1994 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in speech communications and a minor in journalism, Fleming entered the sports information field as a student in 1990. He received a master's degree in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in May of 1997.
Fleming is a member of the College Sports Information Directors Association of America and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference-Sports Information Directors Association, and he was also named to a three-year term on the College Sports Information Directors of America Board of Directors in June 2011. He serves as a coordinator for the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame and is on the Capital One Academic All-America Committee and the DIII Sports Information Directors Board. He served as the initial chair of the Landmark Conference Sports Information Directors Committee.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.