Iowa associate A.D. a finalist at Rutgers

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Iowa senior associate athletics director Jane Meyer is a finalist for the vacant athletics director job at Rutgers, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Meyer was one of 11 people listed by the newspapers as candidates for the position.

Meyer has served as Iowa's second-highest ranked athletics official since 2001. She serves as Iowa's senior woman administrator, sport administrator and oversees all intercollegiate athletics facilities projects and operations.

Meyer previously has served as chairwoman of the NCAA Division I women's basketball committee and was the NCAA's director of education outreach from June 1999 through March 2001. Meyer also was the associate director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

The Rutgers position opened last month with Tim Pernetti's resignation.In the wake of men's basketball coach Mike Rice abusing players verbally and physically during practice, Pernetti left the program. Rice was fired for his actions, which were caught on video and aired first by ESPN.

Rutgers will join the Big Ten on July 1, 2014.

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