The following is a excerpt from a Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) Sunday story by renowned reporter/columnist David Teel about A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGalde and her appointment to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. A link to the full story on dailypress.com follows the excerpt.
Among the criticisms of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee has been that not enough members played and/or coached the college game.
Poised to begin a five-year term Sept. 1, Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade checks both boxes, and then some.
Oh, and she chaired the Division I women’s basketball committee in 1999 and 2000.
“She is the best-qualified person to be on that committee,” said Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin, who served from 1999-2002.
McGlade is here in San Antonio, enjoying her last relaxed Final Four for a while. The committee she’s joining not only selects, seeds and brackets the 68-team tournament but also administers the event at 14 venues each season.