OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University recently awarded volleyball head coach Carolyn Condit the 2014 Kathy McMahon Klosterman Award at the inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium. Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator Jennie Gilbert presented the award to Condit.
The Kathy McMahon Klosterman Award is given annual to someone that stands out during their career for their impactful and/or longstanding support of advocacy for women. The awards program was started by Professor Kathy McMahon Klosterman many years ago, with this award being established in 2008.
Condit has a 521-420 record in 30 seasons as Miami’s volleyball coach. She is the winningest coach at Miami for any sport. The five-time MAC Coach-of-the-Year has seven NCAA Tournament appearances, five MAC titles and four MAC Player-of-the-Year awards to her credit. Under Condit, 32 athletes have earned a total of 68 All-MAC awards for their play on the court, while 33 athletes have earned a combined 50 All-MAC academic honors for their performance in the classroom. Five of her players have been named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, and six of her players (out of seven volleyball players all-time) have earned induction into the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame.
In addition to her success on the court and her team’s success in the classroom, Condit received the Kathy McMahon Klosterman Award for being a staunch advocate for Title IX and making sure women have the same opportunities to benefit from intercollegiate athletics that men do. She has mentored hundreds of student athletes along the way, turning them into strong, independent women who are able to become leaders in their chosen fields.
This is the second major honor Condit has received from Miami University. She was named to the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.