GOSHEN, Ind. – At the June meeting of conference administrators, Goshen College Athletic Director Tim Demant was selected by his peers as the Crossroads League Athletic Director of the Year.
Demant recently completed his fifth academic year at the helm of the Maple Leafs' athletic department. He earns his first AD of the Year honor, while also becoming the first athletic director to receive the honor under the Crossroads League moniker - formerly the Mid-Central College Conference.
"I am very pleased for Tim," league commissioner J.D. Collins said. "To be selected by your peers as Crossroads League AD of the Year is quite an honor. Being picked is an acknowledgment of Tim's hard work and conscientious approach to Goshen College Athletics and Crossroads League matters."
"Tim brings sound thinking, comedic relief and a vast amount of experience to the Crossroads League Athletic Director group," Collins continued.
During the 2012-13 academic year, the Goshen College Athletics Department set a new program record with 51 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. On the field/ track Maple Leafs also racked up a single-year program best 11 NAIA All-American honors.
In Demant's five-year tenure, Goshen has had 35 All-Americans, sent 70 individuals to NAIA national championships, and racked up an incredible 233 Scholar-Athletes. The Leafs have also earned seven of the school's eight all-time Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American selections.
Demant has also oversaw the creation of the Leaf Relief program, which is the athletic department's community outreach arm. The program is a united way for teams, coaches, and student-athletes to give back to the local community through service and raising funds and awareness for multiple charities.