Northwestern State administrator Dr. Haley Taitano has been chosen to serve on the NCAA Women’s Softball Rules Committee beginning in July.
Taitano, who is in her second year as NSU’s deputy athletics director and fifth overall in a senior athletics administration role, will serve a three-year term through August 2024.
The rules committee recommends, evaluates and votes upon softball rules changes affecting a wide range of areas.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve on this committee, and I look forward to the opportunity to represent NSU, the Southland Conference and the FCS at the national level,” Taitano said. “Following a record-setting Women’s College World Series last week, I am anxious to play a part in this rapidly growing sport.
“This is an incredible professional development opportunity for me, and I intend to utilize my voice to continue to increase visibility of women’s softball, and to serve as an advocate for all women’s sports in general.”
Taitano, NSU’s senior women’s administrator, will fill the FCS SWA role on the nine-member rules committee.
The committee consists of five head softball coaches and four administrators from various NCAA divisions.
This is Taitano’s first NCAA committee appointment.
The veteran administrator is a familiar face on a multitude of NSU and Southland Conference committees, including the Student Affairs Council and the SLC Championships Committee.
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