who is she?

Meet Pitt's new athletic director

It's official: Pitt has hired Eastern Michigan athletic director Heather Lyke to replace Scott Barnes, who left last month for Oregon State.

So, who is Lyke?

■ She's a former college athlete herself, having been a first baseman at Michigan from 1989-92

■ She's from Canton, Ohio, where they're known to like their football, and went to Glen Oak High School, where she also was a volleyball and basketball player of some renown

■ She has a law degree from Akron

■ She also has worked as a softball color analyst on Big Ten Network

■ She and husband David Catalano have three children

■ She was an associate athletic director at Ohio State for 15 years, rising to senior associate AD in 2013 before leaving for Eastern Michigan

■ At EMU, she was the first woman to be the full-time AD, just as she is at Pitt.

Read more about the hire at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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