Penn State 's Sandy Barbour, a Severn graduate and former Annapolis resident, has been selected as a finalist for the SportsBusiness Journal's Athletic Director of the Year for 2017-18. The leader of Penn State's 31-sport athletic program is among five finalists for the honor. The recipient will be announced May 23 at the 11th Annual SBJ Sports Business Awards Gala in New York. Barbour is joined by Jeff Bourne (James Madison), Boo Corrigan (Army West Point), Jim Phillips (Northwestern) and Danny White (UCF). Corrigan is a former sports marketer in Baltimore and a former associate athletic director for marketing at Navy. Last year, Barbour was selected by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as one of four FBS recipients of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award.