Kansas State Athletics honored Lynn Holzman, a 1994 K-State graduate and Vice President of Women's Basketball at the NCAA, presenting her with the 2024 IMPACT Award at the K-State women's basketball game. The award recognizes her direct impact on the lives of girls and women through sports. Holzman, a former K-State women's basketball player, is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of women's basketball in Division I, II, and III. She was also appointed commissioner of the West Coast Conference in 2014.

By the Numbers
  • Lynn Holzman played 95 games with 39 starts for the K-State women's basketball team.
  • Holzman has a bachelor's degree in exercise science from K-State, a master's degree in sport administration from North Carolina, and an MBA from Purdue.
State of Play
  • Holzman's role as Vice President of Women's Basketball at the NCAA involves providing strategic oversight of the site-selection process for each championship.
  • She faces the ongoing challenge of positioning women's sports, particularly women's basketball, within the American sports culture.
What's Next

Holzman continues to advocate for the visibility and support of women in sports and emphasizes the importance of providing visible support for female athletes, coaches, and women of color.

Bottom Line

Lynn Holzman, the recipient of the 2024 IMPACT Award, has played a pivotal role in shaping and guiding women's college basketball, and continues to advocate for the visibility and support of women in sports.