Anti-Defamation League PresentsThe Americanism Award to Larry Scott

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Larry Scottopens IMAGE file Larry Scott has devoted his life to his family and to the principle that academic excellence, athletic achievement, and human rights can be simultaneously pursued.

As a Havard student, he captained the tennis team and became an All-American, graduating in 198 with a B.A. in European History. Gaining a lifelong respect for the importance of balancing academic and athletic excellence, he followed in sports management and higher education, during which he has been a pioneer for fairness and international understanding.

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the women’s pro tennis tour, he waged a long and successful campaign for women’s equality, culminating in Wimbledon’s decision in 2007 to become the final grand slam tournament to award equal prize money to women.

Two years later, Larry took a firm stand whenIstaeli tennis player Shahar Pe’er was denied entry by the United Arab Emirates, preventing her from competing in the Dubai Tennis Championships. The DTC was fined a record $300,000, Larry and the WTA refused to back down, and Pe’er and fellow Israeli players were guaranteed the right to compete the following year.

Larry’s commitment to athletics, scholarship, and service to youth has come together in his latest role as Commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference. Among his accomplishments in his first three years was the creation of the Pac-12 Networks, which provides student-athletes in women’s and Olympic sports the broader exposure they were long denied, along with creative educational opportunities for other students, and financial support for the universities’ core academic missions.

In 2011 Larry kicked off the Pac-12 Globalization Initiative, an unprecedented effort to promote the Conference and its member Institutions through student-athlete exchanges, educational collaboration and sport. The initiative promises to grow into an important platform for cultural understanding and mutual respect.

Larry and his wife, Cybille, live in Danville, Calif., and have three children: Alexander, Sebastien, and Alannah.

The Americanism Award was established to honor those exceptional individuals who illuminate and exemplify the noblest ideals and traditions of the United States and of the Anti-Defamation League. Anti-Defamation League is proud to bestow the Americanism Award upon Larry Scott.

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