Sandy Barbour, Penn State's director of athletics, is listed just outside the top 10 in a recent Forbes ranking of the most powerful women in sports.
In her second year directing the Nittany Lions’ 31-sport program, Barbour is No. 11 in the Forbes listing of the top 25 most powerful women in sports. Barbour is among four women listed who primarily work in intercollegiate athletics, is the highest ranked athletic director and is No. 2 in all of college sports.
Condoleezza Rice, Serena and Venus Williams, Billie Jean King, Danica Patrick, Val Ackerman, Debbie Yow, Jeanie Buss, Becky Hammon and Maria Sharapova are among the women who joined Barbour on the list.
The complete listing of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women in Sports can be found at: www.forbes.com/pictures/fiei45hhke/the-most-powerful-women-/
Barbour began her leadership of the Penn State intercollegiate athletics program in August 2014.