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May 31, 2001

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Craig Littlepage, who becomes interim athletics director at the University of Virginia on Friday (June 1), has been appointed by the NCAA Division I Management Council to the Committee on Infractions effective this September.

Littlepage is in his sixth year as senior associate athletics director at Virginia. He becomes interim athletics director for the second time when Terry Holland assumes his new responsibilities as a special assistant to Virginia President John T. Casteen III. Littlepage was interim athletics director from December of 1994 to July of 1995 while a search was conducted to replace former UVa athletics director Jim Copeland.

The Committee on Infractions is an independent administrative body composed of nine representatives from NCAA member institutions and the general public. It oversees the administration of the NCAA enforcement program, and reviews and settles cases of major rules violations. The committee is responsible for determining the facts in alleged cases of rules violations, whether penalties should be imposed and what the penalties are for major violations of NCAA rules. Littlepage’s appointment is a three-year initial appointment.

It’s the second NCAA assignment for Littlepage since 1997. He previously was a member of the Academics, Eligibility and Compliance Cabinet serving on the Recruiting Subcommittee and the Student-Athlete Reinstatement Subcommittee. He was chair of the Reinstatement Subcommittee in 1999-2000.

Prior to becoming senior associate athletics director at UVa, Littlepage served the previous four years as associate director of athletics for programs. He originally joined UVa’s athletic administrative staff in 1990 as an assistant athletics director.

Littlepage served two stints as an assistant coach with the Virginia men’s basketball program from 1976 to 1982 and from 1988 to 1990.

Littlepage held head coaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania (1982-85) and at Rutgers University (1985-88) before returning to Virginia. He was also an assistant basketball coach at Villanova University for two years and at Yale University for one year before joining the UVa basketball program as an assistant coach in 1976.

A native of LaMott, Pa., Littlepage earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. He was a member of three Ivy League basketball championship teams at Pennsylvania and was instrumental in the Quakers’ drive to three consecutive NCAA Eastern Regional Tournament appearances. Littlepage is a member of the Associate Faculty for the University’s Center for Alcohol and Substance Education, and participates in various alcohol and drug prevention conferences. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House.

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