“Ladies Night at the Pitt” has been selected the conference winner of the 2011 NCAA Division II Community Engagement Award of Excellence representing the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

During this event Head Football Coach Tim Beck, his coaching staff and Pitt State players provided basic instruction on the game of football to area women. The evening activities included a Football 101 session, followed by dinner and on-field demonstrations at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium.

The Community Engagement Award of Excellence recognizes Division II institutions that successfully “build bridges” with the communities in which they are located. The commitment to help member institutions build stronger civic relationships is a central part of the Division II philosophy.