BRISTOL, Tenn. - King University Director of Athletics David Hicks has been appointed to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP), effective September 1 with a term continuing through August 2023. Hicks serves as one of two representatives from Division II on the 11-member panel, which also consists of six representatives from Division I and three from Division III. The full roster for PROP can be found by clicking here.
"I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve the Association and Membership in this capacity," said Hicks. "PROP plays an important role in ensuring that playing rules across all sports meet the needs of student-athletes across all divisions."
The Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) was formed as an association-wide committee (representatives from all three divisions) in 2003 to review playing-rules proposals, especially those involving player safety, financial impact or image of the game and to review playing-rules issues, including implementation of playing rules proposed by playing rules committees.
Hicks is in his ninth year as Director of Athletics at King, and this appointment is a continuation of his involvement in NCAA governance at the national level. He has previously served on the NCAA Softball Playing Rules Committee (2014-18), as well as stints on Regional Advisory Committees for softball, women's basketball and men's basketball. He is also currently serving his second term on the Division II Athletic Directors' Association Board of Directors.