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Donna Woodruff is the new athletic director at Loyola University Maryland, and the first woman ever to hold that position. Loyola, located in Baltimore, is a NCAA Division I school, and at that level, about one in ten athletic directors is a woman. Before coming to Loyola, Donna spent 13 years at Stony Brook University, and also worked as an athletic administrator at Villanova University and the University of Pennsylvania. Donna is no stranger to the field; as a student athlete at Penn, she earned three All-Ivy League selections as a lacrosse player, and two as a field hockey player. Donna talked about fostering an inclusive environment as an AD, the challenges facing college athletics and what it’s like to be a first.

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