Jacqueline Babich Named to Compliance Post

May 11, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. - Jacqueline Babich has been named Compliance Coordinator at Oregon State University, Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis announced Monday. Babich replaces Kyle Pifer, who recently accepted a similar position at the University of Washington.

Babich will arrive in Corvallis later this month from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She had been the Mustangs' Assistant Director of Compliance and Student-Athlete Services since January of 2007. Her responsibilities at SMU included financial aid monitoring, National Letter of Intent administration and coordinated the NCAA CHAMPS/Lifeskills program among other duties.

Babich's work experience also includes serving as a graduate assistant for compliance at Marshall University and internships at St. Bonaventure University and Wayne State University.

The 2006 St. Bonaventure graduate in political science with a minor in theology was a four-year letterwinner in diving. While competing, she was the Atlantic-10 Conference's representative on the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In addition she was a member of St. Bonaventure's Strategic Planning Committee for Athletics and the University Athletics Committee. She also was awarded a Women's Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics from the NCAA.

The Roseville, Mich., native also possesses a master's of science degree in sports administration from Marshall and is pursuing a doctorate in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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