Rollins athletics director Pennie Parker has been named a finalist for Executive of the Year by the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. The Greater Orlando Sports Commission is a private nonprofit organization devoted to bringing the best in sports-related events to Orlando as a way to drive positive economic development. The 2020 SPORTYS, the organization’s annual awards ceremony, will take place on August 29.
Parker has been with Rollins since 2002 and has served as the athletics director for the past 14 years. During that time she has helped lead the athletics department to three NCAA Division II National Championships, 23 Sunshine State Conference titles, 13 SSC Tournaments and five SSC Mayor’s Cup All-Sport trophies. She has been twice named Under Armour Division II Athletics Director of the Year. At Rollins, Parker has mentored hundreds of student-athletes, resulting in seven student-athlete valedictorians and countless academic and athletic success stories.