SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2018

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March 2018 14 t SPORTS Talk and Aaron Gwin (mountain biking). "The USA Cycling National Team is a new initiative within our elite athletics pro- grams designed to focus and enhance the support we provide America's very best cyclists," said USA Cycling CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall. "The honor is bestowed only on those at the very top of their sport, based on objective criteria, and we are thrilled when new athletes achieve the distinction of being on the team." Being on the USA Cycling National Team does not provide automatic access to World Championship teams or the Olympics. USA Cycling announced in December 2017 that the National Team is com- posed of individuals who have been identified as top perform- ing, world-class athletes in their disciplines based on objective performance-based criteria, which is unique to each disci- pline for athletes performing at the top of the world in their discipline. For more information, visit Young Promoted Vice President of NASC CINCINNATI — Elizabeth Chaney Young, formerly the director of member- ship and marketing for the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), has been named vice president of the organization. She has served the NASC in various capacities since joining the organization in 2007. As director of membership and marketing, she developed the annual strategy for membership recruitment and retention, and oversaw all integrated market- ing and communications for NASC. In her new role, Young will oversee membership, marketing, communications, events and education to support the continued growth of the organization and service of its members. Before joining the NASC, Young was an account exec- utive for Pacers Sports and Entertainment, and marketing associate for The Ohio State University Department of Athletics. She also has served as an adjunct faculty member at Northern Kentucky University and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Young graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in sport and exercise management. She is a mem- ber of the American Society of Association Executives, American Marketing Association, and Association of Fundraising Professionals. For more information, visit Five-time U.S. Olympian Kikkan Randall Elected to International Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Five-time U.S. Olympian Kikkan Randall was recently elected by her peers to the International ► WHERE CHAMPIONS ARE MADE Trust us: we have one leg up on the competition. Abilene is the place to play with our desirable central location, friendly folks and quality venues. Call us today to book your next tournament to make sure you win big. Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Alliance • 800.727.7704 • Photo by Doug Hodel

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