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Volume 27 No. 5
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USOC Hiring Sarah Wilhelmi For New College-Focused Position

The USOC today will name West Coast Conference exec Sarah Wilhelmi its its first Dir of Collegiate Partnerships. Her job will be to "bring full-time attention to long-discussed, but mostly scattershot, efforts at coordination" among the USOC, NGBs and an "array of college constituencies" including NCAA execs, schools, conferences and coaches’ associations. This comes as the "pipeline of athletes" from NCAA D-I schools to U.S. Olympic teams "could be threatened by the financial pressure" of competing in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Wilhelmi has been with the WCC since '08 and serves as Associate Commissioner/Governance & Institutional Services (USATODAY.com, 5/3).