Clemson Announces the Promotion of Bill D'Andrea


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Clemson, SC - Bobby Robinson, Clemson University Director of
Athletics, announced Friday afternoon that Bill D'Andrea, Director of
the Student-Athlete Enrichment Center, has been promoted to Senior
Associate Athletic Director and will take over Robinson's duties of
overseeing the daily operations of the football and men's basketball
programs at Clemson University. He will maintain his position as
Director of Student-Athlete Enrichment and continue to oversee the
program at Vickery Hall.


Robinson will assume duties that closely resemble those of a
corporate chief executive officer. In addition to maintaining
responsibility for the overall Athletic Department at Clemson
University, he will focus a majority of his attention on fund
raising, major issues facing the department, financial planning and
long-range goals of the department.


"With the Bill's promotion to senior associate athletic director
responsible for the football and men's basketball programs, this will
enable me to become even more involved with Tiger Pride and raising
the necessary dollars to complete our goals in regard to facility
renovation and construction," said Robinson. "Bill has done an
outstanding job in developing a model program in Vickery Hall."


Vickery Hall, a $ 3 million, two-story, 27,000 square-foot building
opened in the spring of 1991 and was the first facility in the
country built solely for the support of the all-round education of
student-athletes. Under the direction of D'Andrea and the Vickery
Hall staff, the academic performance of the student-athletes at
Clemson University has made significant improvement.


In the spring semester of 2001, Clemson student-athletes achieved a
2.80 grade-point average, a Clemson record. The general student body
GPA was 2.82, and the .02 margin was the smallest differential on
record. A record 28 student-athletes were named to the President's
List (a perfect 4.0) and a record 97 student-athletes made the dean's
list for the spring semester of 2001. Overall, 215 student-athletes
had a 3.0 GPA or better, nearly 50 percent of the 441
student-athletes in the 19 sports at Clemson. A total of seven teams
posted GPAs over 3.0 in the spring semester of 2001, the most in
school history for a single semester. Six programs posted all-time
highs for semester GPA, including football, men's soccer, women's
soccer, men's swimming, women's swimming and rowing teams.

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