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ODU'S BYRNE TO RECEIVE TRAILBLAZER AWARD FROM THE COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS OF AMERICA

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has named Old Dominion University's Debbie Byrne the 2006 Trailblazer Award recipient. Byrne, who serves as assistant athletic director, will be recognized in July at the organization's yearly convention in Nashville.

The Trailblazer Award, which is presented to an individual who is a pioneer in the field of sports information, recognizes those who help to improve the level of ethnic and gender diversity within CoSIDA.

Byrne, who joined the staff of Old Dominion in 1979, currently supervises the areas of marketing, public relations and ticket operations for athletics. In this role, she successfully spearheaded the basketball advertising and sales for the opening of the Ted Constant Convocation Center and played a key role in the development of ODU's new athletic logo and merchandising effort.

Byrne holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from West Virginia University and a master's from the College of William and Mary.

This article was posted on: June 6, 2006

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