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Cary Groth

Director, Sports Management Programs


After retiring from the University of Nevada, Reno, Cary S. Groth founded The PICTOR Group in 2014 with the goal of helping intercollegiate athletics programs, athletics conferences, and sports organizations Rethink, Refocus, Recalibrate. Seven years later, The PICTOR Group has helped over 70 clients including athletics programs in NCAA Divisions I, II and III as well as athletics conferences and national sports associations.

Cary is a highly accomplished athletics administrator who has over 40 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics. As a former student-athlete, head women’s tennis coach and athletics administrator, she has had an extraordinarily successful and dynamic career. Serving as an Athletics Director at two NCAA Division I FBS institutions; Northern Illinois University and the University of Nevada, Cary is credited for leading both institutions into nationally competitive athletics programs while increasing the graduation rate of student-athletes.

Cary has served on various Conference and NCAA Committees including President George W. Bush’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics. She has also served as President, Women Leaders in College Sports. She was awarded the Women Leaders in College Sports Administrator of the Year Award as well as the WBCA’s Administrator of the Year.

Cary earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at Northern Illinois where she has been honored with the University’s College of Education Distinguished Alumni Award and is also a member of the Athletics Hall of Fame.