Sarah Hanbury (Hanbury) joined the NJCAA in 2012 as a Compliance Assistant before being named Compliance Coordinator in the fall of 2017. Part of Hanbury’s responsibilities include answering general eligibility and compliance questions, along with enforcing hardships and processing audits.
Hanbury is a former NJCAA athlete, as she played basketball for two seasons at Neosho County Community College (KS) 2000-02.
Prior to joining the NJCAA, Hanbury was an administrative assistant to the Nursing and Medical Director at Comanche County Community Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma. While there, Hanbury reviewed radiology and laboratory reports to ensure patients received proper treatment.
To get her feet in the sports industry, Hanbury interned with the Big South Conference (NCAA Division I) and the South Atlantic Conference (NCAA Division II) and made the most out of her opportunities. Whether it be interviewing players, writing articles, inputting National Letter of Intents into the national database or designing material for events – Hanbury embraced the opportunities to become well diverse in collegiate athletics.
When not in the office, Hanbury enjoys staying active by working out, playing volleyball, hiking and lacing her sneakers up for the occasional pickup basketball game.
NJCAA Chief Executive Officer Chris Parker on Sarah Hanbury:
“I wish we could clone Sarah! Sarah is someone who is dependable, intelligent, hardworking, and an excellent team player. Sarah will continue to be a very valuable asset to our entire association.”
When asked the following questions, Sarah had the following responses: