Barbour again honored by Forbes


For the second time in less than a week, Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has been recognized as one of the top executives in sports.

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.

Forbes has selected Barbour among its Top 25 Most Powerful People in College Sports. Barbour, who was ranked No. 24, is among six athletic directors on the list and joins Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman as the female administrators who were recognized by Forbes.

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany tops the Forbes survey and Barbour is among three Big Ten athletic directors listed, the most of any conference.

Last week, Forbes selected Barbour No. 11 among the Most Powerful Women in Sports. She was among four administrators listed who work primarily in intercollegiate athletics and was the highest ranked athletic director. She was No. 2 overall in college sports.

Barbour is in her second year directing the Nittany Lions’ 31-sport program.