Harvey honored with 'Pride' award

Published October 18, 2012

The late Nan Harvey, associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator in the Division of Athletics, was honored with the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame’s “Pride” award at the organization’s annual induction dinner on Oct. 17.

The Pride of Western New York designation posthumously honors notable sports figures.

Harvey served the Bulls for almost 30 years—first as a student, then as a coach and administrator. As senior women’s administrator, a position she held for six years, she was responsible for the day-to-day management of UB’s intercollegiate athletic program and represented the university on all issues regarding women's athletics.

Under her leadership, UB added baseball, softball and women’s rowing as varsity sports during its move to Division I-A.

UB’s softball field was renamed Nan Harvey Field in recognition of a minimum $200,000 gift from Harvey.

Harvey died of ovarian cancer in 2003.