NIAAA bestows honor after completion of a rigorous certification process


Gerstell Academy Director of Athletics Christine Hryzak has earned the title of Certified Master Athletic Administrator as designated by National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

To earn this distinction, Hryzak, entering her second year as the Gerstell AD, has demonstrated exemplary knowledge, contributions and on-going professional development in the field of interscholastic athletic administration.

The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience, NIAAA Leadership Courses and professional contributions. It is culminated with a practical written or oral presentation project. She is one of a very elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.