Tuite Named to NCAA Basketball Committee

April 1, 2001

Seattle - Marie Tuite, senior associate athletic director at Washington, has been named to the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee. Her appointment begins Sept. 1, 2001.

Tuite, in her seventh year at Washington, joins the 10-member committee that is charged with the selection of teams and overall administration of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. She brings an extensive background in women's basketball to the committee.

Last year Tuite, who oversees Olympic Sports at Washington, chaired the Pac-10 Ad Hoc Committee on Women's Basketball. The group was instrumental in the adoption of the Pac-10 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament that will begin in 2002. She currently chairs the Tournament Steering Committee that is assisting in the administration of the conference tournament. In addition, Tuite has served as the NCAA administrator at NCAA first and second round basketball championship sites.

Current chair of the NCAA Basketball Committee is Maryalyce Jeremiah from California State University, Fullerton.

'It has been a significant amount of time since the Pac-10 had a voice on the women's basketball selection committee,' Tuite said. 'I look forward to representing the Pac-10 as well as representing all the Division I institutions in the West Region.'

Tuite joined the Husky staff after serving as the assistant director of championships for the NCAA since 1989. She was a liaison for the NCAA's sports committees in the administration and conduct of various championships. Prior to her tenure at the NCAA, she spent five years as an assistant athletic director at the University of California.

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