Tag: Bowerman Award

Spectacular 2015 makes him Bowerman finalist, but former UA pole vaulter Shawn Barber aims to go higher

Qualification-wise, there seems little doubt that former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber will compete for Team Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 21-year-old from Kingwood, Texas, presumably settled that by winning the IAAF world championship Aug. 25 in Beijing. But Barber knows he must avoid physical risks…