Walters named influential sports educator

Oct. 17, 2007, 5:51 p.m.

Gary Walters, Princeton's director of athletics and the former chair of the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport.

Walters is joined on the list by Princeton alumni and sports journalists Frank Deford and Alex Wolff.

"In America and in many other countries, we honor elite athletes, winning coaches, wealthy team owners and media moguls. We praise sports educators yet we really do not honor them in a manner befitting their admirable impact on society," said Dan Doyle, the executive director of the institute. "This project is aimed at honoring individuals and organizations who have creatively and effectively used sport in the very best way -- as a means to educate and shape positive values."

More information is available on the Department of Athletics website