Sandy Searcy has been named a 2019 recipient of the President’s Award, the highest award the Indiana University Alumni Association (IUAA) bestows on volunteer leaders. The IUAA will honor Searcy during Cream and Crimson Weekend on June 6-8.
Searcy is a two-time graduate of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, earning her B.S. in ’86 and her M.S. in ’88, both in Physical Education.
Searcy is a trailblazer and ambassador for the IU Alumni Association. A former student-athlete, she has been a key volunteer linking the IUAA and the IU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. She was a charter member of the I-Women’s Association, and was an early champion for merging the I-Men’s and I-Women’s associations, raising the profile of female student-athletes.
Searcy served as the first woman chair of the I Association, and her efforts were instrumental in establishing the Leanne Grotke Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the IU women’s athletics programs. Searcy received the Leanne Grotke Award in 2011.