DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University Deputy Director of Athletics Nina King has been named to the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee as announced by the NCAA. King will begin her three-year term immediately and replaces Jill Bodensteiner, who was recently named Director of Athletics at St. Joseph’s University.
A member of the Duke staff since 2008, King serves as the department's Deputy Director of Athletics for Administration/Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff. In this capacity, she facilitates daily operation/oversight of the department, is responsible for development of special projects within the department, coordinates strategic planning initiatives, and supervises the creation and execution of all department contracts while serving as the liaison to the University Senior Administration, Board of Trustees and Legal Counsel Office.
“I am truly honored to have been selected to serve on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee,” commented King. “To be sure, I look forward to getting started and working with the committee to manage one of the very best sporting events in the country.”
King also has oversight of Recreation and Physical Education and sport oversight for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field. On campus, she works with the Healthy Campus Steering Committee, Women’s Weekend Planning Committee, Women’s Impact Network and co-teaches at the Fuqua School of Business with Vice President and Director of Athletics, Kevin White. King also championed the creation and launch of The Rubenstein-Bing ACE program, a collaboration between Stanford and Duke for global civic engagement for student-athletes from both athletic departments.
A native of Tampa, Fla., and 2000 graduate of Notre Dame, King went on to earn a juris doctor degree and sports law certificate from Tulane Law School in 2005. She is a member of Women Leaders in College Athletics, Sports Lawyers Association, University of Notre Dame National Monogram Club and Florida Bar Association while serving on the Arizona State University College of Law “Sports Law and Business Program Advisory Board.”
Other members of the NCAA women’s basketball committee include Leslie Claybrook (Southeastern Conference), Ceal Barry (Colorado), Rhonda Lundin Bennett (Nevada-Reno), DeJuena Chizer (Houston), Diane C. Turnham (Middle Tennessee State), Teresa L. Phillips (Tennessee State), Ken R. Bothof (Northern Kentucky), Tamica Smith Jones (California-Riverside) and Deborah A. Richardson (Atlantic 10 Conference).
This past February, King was named to SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2018. The annual list honors 40 executives for excellence and innovation in their respective careers, all before the age of 40.
Duke Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White also serves on the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. With both King and White on the women’s and men’s NCAA hoops committees, Duke is the only school which features a member on both.