Feb. 22, 2005
University of Iowa Senior Associate Athletic Director Jane Meyer has been appointed by the NCAA Championships/Competition Cabinet to the 10-member Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. Meyer’s five-year term begins Sept., 2005 and continues through Sept., 2010. Meyer joins Jacki Silar of Duke and Tina Cheatham of the Southland Conference as new additions to the committee.
The basketball committee is responsible for the administration of the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament. One of its primary functions is the selection of teams and creation of the bracket for the annual tournament. The committee also selects sites for future tournaments and assigns crews of officials.
“It is a great honor to represent the University of Iowa and Big Ten Conference as a member of this committee,” said Meyer. “I look forward to the professional opportunities and challenges this type of appointment brings. It will be a great learning experience.”
Meyer’s appointment marks the first time an Iowa athletic director has been chosen to the Women’s Basketball Committee. Bob Bowlsby has been on the Men’s Basketball Committee the past five seasons, serving as chair the last two.
Meyer has served as University of Iowa senior associate director of athletics since March 2001. She serves as the senior woman administrator, sport administrator for several of the UI’s varsity sport programs and oversees athletics facilities including the construction of the West campus tennis-recreation center and sports activity fields and the Kinnick Stadium renovation project.
Prior to joining the Iowa administration, Meyer served as the director of Education Outreach with the NCAA from June 1999 to March 2001. In her role with the NCAA, Meyer oversaw the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program, alcohol education programs, the NCAA drug testing program, Title IX/gender equity education, women’s issue and the injury surveillance program.
Prior to her work at the NCAA, Meyer was the associate director of athletics and assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Her duties included overseeing a nationally recognized 19-sports NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics program and directed the graduate sports administration program.
Meyer received her bachelor of science (1982) in biology from Mount Mercy College and her master of science (1988) and doctorate of philosophy in athletics administration (1992) from the University of Iowa.