William “Will” Hollis of Brady, a student official in Angelo State University’s intramurals program, earned All-America honors as one of the top student officials at the recent 2023 NIRSA National Basketball Championships at the University of Maryland.
Over 30 student officials refereed games between 60 participating college and university intramural basketball teams at the national tournament. Hollis is the first-ever ASU student official to receive the All-American distinction for basketball.
“Our entire University Recreation team is so proud of Will for this latest honor,” said Matt Kirkham, assistant director of intramurals, club sports and camps. “He has done a great job officiating for us here on campus, and now he has set a new standard for our future student officials. He has also shown that there are different ways to be involved and excel in intramurals, which will hopefully inspire even more students to follow in his footsteps.”
A 2021 ASU alum, Hollis is now a graduate student in ASU’s coaching, sport, recreation and fitness administration program. He earned the right to officiate at the national tournament by being selected as one of the top three student officials at the NIRSA Region IV Basketball Tournament in February at the University of Missouri. By receiving that All-Tournament honor, he earned an automatic bid to the national tournament.
Earlier this year, Hollis also earned All-America honors as a player for ASU’s Troll Tide co-rec intramural flag football team that placed in the top four at the NIRSA National Flag Football Championships in Round Rock. He also competed at the national tournament for The Untouchables, the inaugural unified team of ASU students and Special Olympics athletes, that also posted a top-four finish.