July 13, 2011
Dee Abrahamson, senior Woman's Administrator, retired in June after 32 years of service to Northern Illinois University. A farewell reception will be held Tuesday, July 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the main foyer at the Convocation Center. Please enter at Entrance 2 by the ticket windows. Parking is available in lot C-2.
Abrahamson began her career at NIU in 1979 serving as the Huskies' head softball coach from 1979 to 1994, including a College World Series berth in 1988, and totaled an NIU career-record of 416-286-5.
Following her coaching career NIU, Abrahamson moved into Athletic administration where she oversaw internal affairs units of athletic department including personnel, facilities, events, camps, clinics, in addition to oversight of several sport teams.
Abrahamson, a 2002 Northern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, has served as the NCAA Softball Secretary Rules editor since 1996, and her responsibilities include all rule interpretations, editing the annual rule book, and educational programs for coaches and umpires. She is nationally recognized as an expert in softball and bat technology, and is also the liaison to the National Federation of High Schools and Amateur Softball Association, which is the National Governing Board for the sport.