LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

UW-La Crosse Interim Athletics Director Kim Blum was named the 2013-14 National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) Administrator of the Year for Division III.

The award, presented to NACWAA members for significant contributions made as an administrator of intercollegiate athletics, is presented annually to members in each NCAA division.

"I am so happy to see Kim receiving national recognition for the tremendous leadership and vision she has provided to the athletic program at UW-L for the last 10 years," said former UW-L Director of Athletics Josh Whitman in a press release.

Prior to being named interim athletics director, Blum served as UW-L's deputy director, where she managed the athletic program's business operations and budget. She also served as the chief compliance officer.

"The past list of recipients is a who's-who of Division III athletics and is filled almost exclusively with sitting athletic directors; for Kim to add her name to such esteemed company is a great honor," said Whitman.

The 2013-14 awards will be presented at the NACWAA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky October 12-14.