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Penn State Athletics:Barbour Named Under Armour AD Of The Year

by on June 12, 2017 2:00 PM

Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has been named the Under Armour AD of the Year Award the honor was announced on Monday morning 

The announcement comes following similar news this year as Barbour was tabbed to be one of four Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Athletic Directors that would be honored with the NACDA AD of the Year Award for 2016-17. Boo Coorigan (Army West Point), Jay Jacobs (Auburn) and Blake James (Miami, Fla.) were among the others honored.

“I’m humbled and honored to receive this award from my peers,” Barbour said in a statement. “This award is also a recognition of the great work that has come before me to build a remarkable foundation for success. Most importantly, it is a validation of the spectacular work that our entire team does on behalf of Penn State student-athletes. It honors every staff member, coach and student-athlete that toils daily on behalf of Penn State; a recognition of our outstanding team that is committed to comprehensive excellence.”

AD of the Year Program Honors Leaders at all Divisions

The Under Armour AD of the Year Award program was created to honor intercollegiate directors of athletics for their commitment and administrative excellence within a campus and/or college community environment. Recognized as one of the nation’s premier Athletic Directors, Barbour is among 28 recipients of the 2016-17 AD of the Year Award, spanning seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). 

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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