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Statement for Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan on Today's NCAA Sanctions

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Beth Alford-Sullivan will begin her 14th year in Happy Valley this fall.

July 23, 2012

University Statements on NCAA Sanctions

Director and Head Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan's Statement on today's NCAA Sanctions

To all Penn State Track and Field Team Members, Alumni, Fans, and Friends -

The results of today's NCAA sanctions on the Penn State football program and Penn State University have a significant impact on the university and athletic department. Although, these may be interpreted as harsh and severe, one must remember the issues that have brought us to this point. After lengthy departmental meetings today, I am confident in Penn State's ability to turn the page and move forward. Support for our program of track and field and cross country will be maintained at the high level we know to keep us competitive within the Big Ten and NCAA. This was demonstrated to the coaches through President Emmert and the Penn State athletic and university leadership.

I am confident that in lieu of these penalties, positive change and great success will be achieved.

All of us must interpret and digest the events of the last eight months, but as a unit, we must choose to move forward in a positive and productive manner. I ask from each of you to stay the course and believe our best is yet to come. I have been and continue to be honored to serve at this fine institution and this amazing athletic department and this outstanding track and field/cross country program.

We Are ... And We Will.

Beth Alford-Sullivan
Director and Head Coach
Penn State Men's and Women's Track and Field/Cross Country




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