Ohio State associate AD joins NCAA Tournament selection committee

An Ohio State associate athletics director will help decide the NCAA Tournament field for the next four years.

The NCAA recently announced that Janine Oman was selected as the Midwest representative on the three-person NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball selection committee.

Oman has more than 25 years of experience in college athletics and serves as the assistant athletic director for sports administration and sport performance at Ohio State. In addition, she is responsible for helping oversee six Ohio State teams, including the men’s and women’s volleyball teams.


Along with this administrative experience, Oman joined the Buckeyes in 1996 as a physical therapist and athletic trainer. The Ohio State graduate before returning to the Buckeyes also spent seven years as a physical therapist for the North Carolina athletics department.

This upcoming season will be the first year of Oman’s four-year men’s volleyball committee term that will expire in September 2018.

Oman replaces Loyola associate athletics director Carolyn O’Connell after her committee term ended in September. Similar to other NCAA committees, it is rare for NCAA men’s volleyball committee members to serve consecutive terms.

The addition of Oman was the only change to NCAA men’s volleyball committee. George Mason senior associate athletics director Ron Shayka in the third year of his term will continue to serve as the committee chairman and East Coast representative, while UC Irvine senior associate athletics director Paula Smith will enter her second year as the West Coast representative.

Among the primary responsibilities for the selection committee is determining the two at-large bids and seeding the six-team field for the annual NCAA Tournament. In addition, the committee has several other duties ranging from approving rule changes to deciding future host sites for the NCAA Tournament.

The 2015 NCAA Tournament will be May 5-9 at Stanford.