2020 Pac-12 Hall of Honor inductee: USC's Barbara Hedges
Mar 04, 2020
An esteemed athletic administrator and NACDA Corbett Award winner, Hedges led the Trojans to dominate during her 18-year career at USC. Her oversight saw the Women of Troy capture 13 national titles before she became a senior associate athletics director for USC in 1989. Later leaving for the University of Washington to become the first woman to hold the role of athletics director of an NCAA school in a major conference, she also would also become the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors’ first female president in 1996 and the first woman on the National Football Foundation’s Board of Directors in 1998. In 2002, she returned to USC as co-chair of the athletic department’s Heritage Initiative fundraising effort and later served as chair for the 2016 USC Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony.