|Title:||Director of Athletics|
|Previous College:||Rockhurst University, 2001|
Ann Martin begins her fifth year as the Director of Athletics at Regis University after beginning her tenure on June 1, 2010. She enters her 10th year at Regis in 2014-15 where she previously held the associate director of athletics title during the 2009-10 season and prior to that the assistant athletic director title.
Martin's fourth year at the helm was a success for the Ranger's teams not only on the field but in the classroom in 2013-14. Men's soccer again set the bar high by advancing to the NCAA Elite 8, a first for the program. They won their second straight RMAC regular season crown and hosted the NCAA South Central/West Super Regional. The volleyball squad earned their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance and after defeating Metro State in the first round, for the second consecutive year, fell in the second round to eventual regional champion West Texas A&M.
The Rangers were unmatched in the classroom as four of the teams; baseball, men's cross country, lacrosse, and women's golf all took home the RMAC's Brechler Award. The award is given to the team with the highest combined student-athlete grade point average amongst other institutions within that same sport.
2012-13 was another banner year for Martin as she saw three of her teams win RMAC Championships and earn berths into the NCAA Tournament. Volleyball won the RMAC Tournament Championship and hosted the NCAA South Central Region Tournament. Men's soccer and women's soccer each earned regular season RMAC crowns.
In January of 2011, she was named the Chair of the NCAA Management Council. Martin replaced Rick Cole of Dowling College and served a one-year term. She has been a member of the Management Council and was also chair of the Legislation Committee in 2008.
In 2011-12 Martin saw two of her teams, baseball and women's soccer win RMAC Championships with the baseball team earning just their second ever berth into the NCAA Division II Baseball Championships. Off the court, she saw 106 of the 207 student-athletes earn a 3.5 grade point average or better in the spring semester.
Martin's first year was a memorable one with two teams, women's soccer and softball, winning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships and four teams, women's soccer, softball, men's soccer and men's golf all qualifying for NCAA postseason action.
Martin was the assistant director of athletics from 2005-09 overseeing all areas of NCAA Compliance, Marketing and Promotions, sport oversight and represents Regis on several NCAA committees and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) committees. She also performed in the role of Senior Woman’s Administrator (SWA) for Regis.
Along with her duties at Regis, Martin has served on the NCAA DII Management Council since January 2007. In March of 2007, she was named to the NCAA Legislation Committee and was elected as the chair of the committee in 2008. Martin is one of two Division II Management Council liaisons to the NCAA DII Student -Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and serves on the Student-Athlete Development Project Team.
Currently, Martin serves on the RMAC's competition and championship committees.
In 2008 Martin served on the NCAA DII Strategic Planning Project
Team, helping set the NCAA DII Strategic Plan for 2009-2012.
Additionally, she was a facilitator for the NCAA DII Leadership
Academy in the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic years. She also
served as a facilitator for the NCAA Student-Athlete Development
Conference during the 2009 conference.
Martin has been a member of the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) since 2004. She is a NACWAA/HERS West 2005 graduate and serves as a member of the NACWAA Education and Professional Development Committee. NACWAA awarded Martin the initial Judith M. Sweet Commitment Award in 2008. Locally, she serves on the Sportswomen of Colorado Nominating Committee, a position she has held since the fall of 2006.
Martin previously served as the Assistant Commissioner at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. (2004-05). Prior to her stint at the RMAC, Martin was the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Colorado State University – Pueblo. Martin, who was at CSU - Pueblo from 2002 through 2004, also served as the Student Development Coordinator, the Assistant Compliance Coordinator, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsor, an Adjunct Professor and a Challenge Course Instructor during her time with the Thunderwolves.
Martin earned her bachelor's degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, in May of 2001. Martin went on to earn her master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in August of 2005.