Barbara Barnes has been with the Hoyas as the Associate Sports Information Director since the fall of 2008, she was promoted to Director of Sports Information in the Summer of 2013. She came to the Hilltop from The Catholic University of America located in Northeast Washington, D.C.
At CUA, Barnes was the director of athletic communications and sports information overseeing media relations duties for all 21 sports. She also launched and ran the university's athletic website and organized all student marketing activities. Barnes returns to the BIG EAST after serving as a media relations assistant in Villanova University's sports information office for one season. Prior to that, she worked as a game day production assistant with NFL Films and as a marketing assistant in Temple University's athletic department.
The Fort Atkinson, Wis., native received her bachelor's degree in public relations and social philosophy from Marquette University and a master's of education in sports and recreation administration from Temple University. During college, Barnes worked in Marquette's athletic office and with the Milwaukee Wave professional soccer organization.
Barnes serves as the primary media contact for women's basketball, men's soccer and women's lacrosse at GU. She also handles numerous duties related to the athletic website www.GUHoyas.com as well as coordinating video efforts for the website.
Barnes and her husband, Devlin, reside in Northwest Washington, D.C., with their children, Jordan and Emily.