Potuto Named 2019-2020 Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award Recipient

03 Dec 2019    

Deputy Athletic Director Pat Logsdon and Professor Jo Potuto

Professor Jo Potuto has been named the 2019-2020 Dr. Barbara Hibner Trailblazer Award Recipient. Potuto was recognized on November 16 during the Nebraska vs. Iowa women’s volleyball game.

The University of Nebraska Athletic Department presents this award to an individual or family who has given outstanding support and generous contributions to women’s athletics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Potuto is the 20th recipient of this award. 

Since Potuto was named Nebraska’s Faculty Athletics Representative in 1997, she has worked to ensure that all of Nebraska’s student-athletes are provided with a safe and fair atmosphere in which to compete.

 Past recipients of the Trailblazer Award include Dr. Barbara Hibner, the Raimondi family, Ione Bowlin, Betty Geis, Carol Frost, Pinnacle Sports Productions, Dr. Joanne Owens Nauslar, Rhonda Revelle, the Stephen Rohman family, Terry Pettit, Tom and Mary Hendricks, Dick Herman, JoAnne Martin and Ameritas, Linda Olson, Sid and Hazel Dillon, Bill and Ruth Scott, Gary and Janet Latimer, Marian Andersen, and Larry and Sheryl Snyder.