Adaptive Athletics @ UH, a student organization dedicated to promoting athletic programs for students with disabilities, has won the UH Undergraduate Student Organization of the Year Award for 2014. The award was presented to the organization at the 2014 UH Campus Leaders Reception on April 22, 2014. Adaptive Athletics @ UH were given the award for "Outstanding contribution to the UH campus life by offering a more diverse environment while providing a program for students with disABILITIES"
Dr. Cottingham with Adaptive Athletics @ UH office bearers and students.
HHP faculty Dr. Michael Cottingham is the academic advisor and director of the the Adaptive Athletics @ UH organization. Speaking about the award, Dr. Cottingham said, "The University of Houston has been at the forefront of innovative programing and embracing diversity, their support of Adaptive Athletics @ UH is further proof of this. The students of Adaptive Athletics @ UH have worked hard to make sure opportunities for athletes with disabilities have been increased both at the University and within the community. These students have hosted practices, engaged in outreaches, provided quality programming and hosted national and international events."
Dr. Cottingham went on to praise the support from the HHP department saying, "The HHP department has been an active supporter of Adaptive Athletics @ UH programming providing the organization with with free facilities, assistance from faculty and staff, and an opportunity for students to experience applied education."