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Retirement reception planned for Dee Abrahamson

July 12, 2011
Dee Abrahamson

Dee Abrahamson

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

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.