Grant was named the 2017 recipient of the NCAA President Gerald R. Ford Award and donated the accompanying $25,000 honorarium to Atlanta’s Morehouse College.
“The NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award is a tremendous honor, and I am humbled to be in such great company with past honorees, including coach (John) Wooden, coach (Pat) Summitt and Billie Jean King,” Hill said in a statement. “I cherish my four years at Duke and truly appreciate how much I grew as a person and player in that time. I am fortunate to have benefited from the experience, guidance and mentorship of such great professors, coaches, administrators, classmates and, of course, my parents. Collegiate athletics teaches us to lead by example, and it is my ambition to continue to lead by example for generations to come.”
At NCAA luncheon watching a Duke great...Grant Hill, Gerald R. Ford award winner. pic.twitter.com/aSB32mcWWl
— Greg Bamberger (@gbamberger) January 20, 2017
Read the original story by Chris Vivlamore of the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution