MARCH 2021  |  ISSUE 12


Show your support for the Negro Leagues by customizing your own vintage Nashville Stars 1951 Home Jersey from Ebbets Field Flannels. 50% of the net proceeds go to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to preserve and celebrate the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America.


Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month. From local community leaders, to women paving the way in the world of sports, we highlight inspirational women who are leading the way by empowering others and breaking barriers. 

We are honored to feature Candice Lee, Vanderbilt University Athletic Director and the first African American Athletic Director in the SEC, as our March Star of the Month. Lee started her journey with Vanderbilt as a collegiate athlete and has been a part of the Commodore family ever since. As she was working towards her doctorate, then-athletic director David Williams approached her with an internship opportunity, and she continued to work directly with him for the next 17 years. 


Candice’s mentor was Carla Williams, the first African American Athletic Director in the Power 5, at the University of Virginia. Carla introduced Candice to the idea of Sports Administration as a career. Once she saw Carla off the court, she knew that there was opportunity for her in administration as well. Growing up an army kid, Lee knows a thing or two about teamwork and having to pivot to get the job done. Vanderbilt asked her to step in as an interim Athletic Director after the unexpected passing of her boss, David Williams. Since then, she has led the athletic program through an unexpected series of events during 2020. “When I came into this position, I had no idea we would be leading our athletes through a worldwide pandemic, a shift in social justice, a tornado, and a bombing in our city. However, here we are, and I am thankful to have the support of Vanderbilt as we have navigated this season.” 


In 2019, Sports Business Journal named Lee to its “Power Players: College Sports” list, and in 2018, Adidas named Lee to its prestigious “NEXT UP” class, comprising “senior-level administrators, handpicked by some of the most respected athletic directors in the industry, who are believed to be ready to take the next step as athletic directors in their own right.” 

Music City Baseball is honored to have Nancy Schultz on the board of directors. Nancy is a Vice President of North Highland, a global consulting firm that delivers tactical and strategic business solutions to multinational organizations and has over 34 years of experience in the consulting industry.

Nancy has spent her fair share of time at the ballpark, as both of her sons are pursuing their respective Division 1 College baseball careers. Nancy is someone who loves the game of baseball and the city of Nashville. When asked why Tennessee should have an MLB presence, Nancy did not miss a beat when she said, “I want to continue to showcase Nashville through its love of professional sports. This city has a rich history in baseball and can be a springboard for cultural acceptance and equality.”

Nancy currently serves on the Impact Nashville Advisory Board and serves the Nashville Children’s Alliance. She lives locally with her husband of 32 years and enjoys playing competitive tennis as well as trying to make every baseball game she can when her sons are playing.

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