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CSUB Athletics' Karen Langston named chair of NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Committee

Posted at 4:13 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 03:37:35-04

CSUB Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs and Capital Projects Karen Langston has been named the chair of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Committee.

Langston is the first woman to be appointed to the position and has served on the committee since April 2017.

Director of Championships and Alliances for the NCAA, Anthony Holman said that Langston will be a great addition to the committee with her thoughtful approach.

"Karen has an inclusive and collaborative spirit which creates an environment where everyone feels comfortable providing input," Holman said. "Karen has the respect of the committee, staff and coaches and will do a great job leading the committee."

Langston currently oversees the CSUB wrestling program and has done so since 2011. 

As chair, she will be responsible for all national committee calls, rankings and any committee discussions/decisions. She will also lead the annual committee meeting, national championships participant calls, on-site coaches meetings, presentation of awards of national championships and will provide the welcome speech at championships banquet and receptions.