Seng Wins MIAAA Distinguished Service Award
Michigan’s professional organization of school athletic directors, the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA), has selected Meg Seng as its Jack Johnson Distinguished Service Award recipient. Seng will be presented the award in Traverse City on March 19 at the annual MIAAA Mid-Winter Conference – a meeting of more than 500 of her colleagues.
Greenhills’ athletic director since 2003, Meg is being recognized for her work with The Academy for Sport Leadership (TASL), a non-profit organization that she and six colleagues founded in 2001. Meg became the guiding force after the initial meeting and to this day serves as executive director. Board member and TASL Treasurer, Jeanine Delay writes, “this organization…supports, mentors and trains high school women seeking to enter the coaching profession. To date 75 young women have graduated from The Future Coaches Camp, TASL’s flagship innovative program held each summer in Ann Arbor. In no small measure this success can be traced solely to the work of Meg Seng. Her focus has always been on improving the prospects for young women to become economically self-sufficient in a field she knows and loves. It is her persistence and resilience that has helped The Academy build a program that promotes ethical standards, integrity and a collaborative spirit.”
Seng is also a charter board member of the University of Michigan & American Cancer Society Women’s
Softball Academy, which in two short years has raised over $100,000 for the cancer society. According to
U-M softball coach Carol Hutchins, “Meg is an inspiration to many and a driving force whenit comes to mentoring and training women to move forward in the field of athletics. She is principle driven,
extremely high performing and has demonstrated real commitment. She is a leading force motivating this
generation to become the leaders of the future.”