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College Sports Solutions consultant Judy Rose was selected for Conference USA’s 2020 Hall of Fame after 43 years with the UNC-Charlotte athletics department, including 28 years as its director of athletics. This is Rose’s third hall of fame induction this year, having also been inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the inaugural class of the Charlotte 49ers Hall of Fame.

In a press release announcing the 2020 Hall of Fame class, Conference USA reviewed Rose’s contributions throughout her career:

Judy Rose, Charlotte/Athletics Director (1990-2018)

  • Served as 49ers Director of Athletics for 28 years before retiring in 2018
  • Helped Charlotte become a founding member of Conference USA in 1995 and oversaw the school’s return to the league in 2013, following an eight-year stint in another conference
  • Spearheaded the University’s efforts to begin a football program that led to the return to C-USA
  • In 2012, the football fieldhouse was named by donor Dale Halton in her honor: Judy W. Rose Football Center
  • She helped develop over $100 million worth of athletic facilities which have enhanced playing venues, academic services, strength and conditioning programs, training and medical support for student-athletes
  • NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, 2000-2004, the first woman to serve on committee
  • Served as President of NACDA (2003-04) and was NACDA Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year (2001)

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