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Washington takes interim tag off AD Jennifer Cohen's title

SEATTLE -- Washington has named Jennifer Cohen as its new athletic director after she served as the interim athletic director following Scott Woodward's departure for Texas A&M.

Cohen becomes the 15th athletic director in school history and its second female athletic director in the past 25 years. Barbara Hedges served in the position at Washington from 1991-2004. Cohen will officially take over June 1.

Cohen served as a senior associate athletic director under Woodward and was a driving force behind the renovation of Husky Stadium. She was also involved in development efforts for projects including renovations of Hec Edmundson Pavilion and Conibear Shellhouse and the construction of the Dempsey Indoor Practice Facility. Most of her 18 years at Washington have been spent overseeing fundraising efforts for the Huskies athletic programs.