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Penn State AD Sandy Barbour Selected For Role With Inaugural USOC Collegiate Advisory Council

Sandy Barbour earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s inaugural Collegiate Advisory Council along with several other major NCAA athletic directors and high-ranking officials in college sports.

The committee will support college athletes who compete in the Olympics during their four years at school. In 2016, Penn State had 25 current or former Nittany Lions go to Rio de Janiero for the Summer Olympics. That group combined for eight medals with Barbour in attendance.

She will work alongside the athletic directors of Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State, Florida, Stanford, Oregon, and Florida State on the committee. Additionally, Duke AD Kevin White will chair the group.

Last week, the council met in Colorado Springs for the first time and the members hope to outline plans for the future by the end of the calendar year.

This is not the first honor that Sandy Barbour has received this year. In June, Barbour was named the AD of the year by the NACDA and Penn State ranked eighth among the 65 Autonomy Five Institutions for the 2016-17 season.

The next Olympic Games will take place this winter in South Korea and the next summer Olympics are in Tokyo in 2020.

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In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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