Coach Nic Askew (BS ’00), director of Howard University’s tennis and swimming and diving programs, was recently awarded the distinguished Pathfinder Award at the Indiana Sport Corp’s annual State of Sports on October 17. He was recognized for his impact on the sport of swimming, diversity advocacy, and education.
Askew joined swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, as this year’s Pathfinder recipients. The award recognizes individuals who, through sport, have made a commitment to improving the lives of others while inspiring change and action in their communities.
Under Askew’s leadership, Howard has broken nearly 200 school records and earned CSCAA Scholar All-America recognition. Askew led the men’s team to a conference championship in 2023, its first in 30 years. He has also coached Howard swimmers who have qualified for the NCAA Championships and National Invitational Championships. Askew is a three-time conference Coach of the Year and an inductee to the Howard University Athletic Hall of Fame.
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