Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann reveals she's gay

July 25, 2013 12:26:51 PM PDT
Rutgers' new athletic director, Julie Hermann, has revealed she is gay, according to her official university bio on the athletic department's web site.

The closing sentence of the bio reads: "Hermann and her partner Dr. Leslie Danehy are the proud parents of a seven-year-old son, Aidan."

Danehy collaborated with Hermann in Hermann's former position as the assistant athletic director at the University of Louisville, helping oversee part of that school's L Care program, which provides counseling and career services for student athletes.

Danehy is self described on her company's website -- Danehy & Associates -- as a "coach who can improve your ability to function at peak performance in both personal and professional situations."

The last line of Herman's bio was first pointed out by ESPN, which quoted Hermann today as saying, "I'm really blessed to have a wonderful family and we're excited to become part of the Rutgers community."

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