The Varsity O Alumni Society is pleased to announce the 2016 Bailey Career Achievement Award and Tootle Spirit Award Winners:
Denny Hoobler, Associate Athletics Director, has been selected as the Phyllis Bailey Career Achievement Award recipient for 2016. Hoobler has worked in the Athletic department for 31 years and has had tremendous impact on many student athletes and on Athletics fundraising through his work with the Buckeye Club. Recently, Hoobler has been a key conduit to the Athletic Department during a transitional year for the Varsity O Board. Hoobler is a double graduate of the Ohio State University and served in the Army Reserves before returning to Ohio State for his career.
Dr. Deborah Mendel has been selected as the recipient of the Barbie Tootle Spirit award for 2016. Dr. Mendel is a faculty member at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Along with being a serious Buckeye fan, she is in charge of the athletic mouth guard program for several of the Buckeye sports teams, including the football and basketball teams. Over the years, she has made sure that hundreds of student athletes have the proper mouth protection while working towards their goals.
Dr. Mendel and Mr. Hoobler will be recognized during the Women’s Basketball game on January 29, 2017 vs. Nebraska. Tip-off is at noon. If you are interested in joining in the celebration, please email Varsity O 2017 President Katy Swathwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Bucks!