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University of South Carolina athletics director Eric Hyman was named one of four “athletics directors of the year,” the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced on Monday.

Wait … they give out awards for athletics directors?

“Our honors and awards committee recognized a need for an award such as the AD of the Year,” NACDA Executive Director Mike Cleary said.

Alrighty then …

Hyman was the Division I-A winner for the Southeastern region, which includes Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Under Hyman’s leadership, USC won its first-ever College World Series title and SEC Eastern Division football championship last year. The bad news? The basketball program is in the crapper and Hyman (and his wife) nearly ran off the school’s starting quarterback this summer.

Um, “allegedly …

Anyway, congrats to Hyman on this “major award.”