NEW YORK - University of Maryland director of Athletics Kevin Anderson accepted a $10,000 check on behalf of the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation from Barclays Center in the first half of Friday's men's basketball game against UConn. The check was presented by Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center.
The McLendon Foundation was founded by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) in 1998. The organization provides educational opportunities and serves as a vehicle for networking, information and advocacy on behalf of the profession.
Since its inception, the program has provided more than 65 postgradute scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to minority students pursuing a postgraduate degree in athletics administration.