Kimberley Rolle, Athletic Director at UB, Joins BADC Board
Nassau, The Bahamas – In a significant development for the fight against doping in sports, Kimberley Rolle, the esteemed Director of Athletics at The University of The Bahamas, has been added to the Board of the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission (BADC). This appointment comes in the wake of changes to the Anti-Doping in Sports Act late last year.
On December 1, 2008, Kimberley Rolle made history by becoming the Director of Athletics at The University of The Bahamas, becoming the first Bahamian and female to hold such a position. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Henderson State University and a Master of Science degree in Sports Studies from Miami University (Ohio), Rolle brings a wealth of academic expertise to her role.
Rolle’s impressive sports career began at S.C. McPherson, where she excelled in basketball, winning numerous high school titles and Fr. Marcian Peters tournaments. As a four-year letterman at Henderson State University, she was later inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
In addition to her role at UB, Rolle has been a prominent figure in Bahamian sports, representing The Bahamas on the women’s national basketball team from 1992 to 2005. She contributed to three CARICOM titles – Barbados in 1992, Belize in 1998, and Guyana in 2001. Rolle’s outstanding performance in Belize in 1998 earned her the title of Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Recognizing her influence and achievements, the Bahamas Olympic Committee honored Rolle in 2013 as one of the 40 most influential women in sports. Her commitment extends beyond sports, as she is an active member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, and serves as the advisor to the undergraduate chapter at the University of The Bahamas. Additionally, she and her husband co-chair the Marriage Ministry at St. Ambrose Anglican Church.
With her diverse background and commitment to sports integrity, Kimberley Rolle’s addition to the BADC Board is hailed as a crucial step in fortifying the relationship between BADC and The University of The Bahamas.
BADC welcomes Rolle and looks forward to leveraging her extensive knowledge to advance their mission in combating doping in sports.