Here are some details about Kolovou and her contribution to women in sports. For more details, the news release is available online.
"Tatiana Kolovou, who received a Bachelor of Science from the School of HPER in 1989 and lectures at the Kelley School of Business, is the recipient of the 2010 Office for Women's Affairs Award for Excellence in Support of Women in Sports Award. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Kolovou got involved in competitive swimming in her early teenage years after having back fusion surgery. Swimming raised her curiosity for the field of sports science and after reading legendary IU swim coach and School of HPER professor Doc Counsilman's book of The Science of Swimming, she knew that the United States was the place that would foster her interest in science. She eventually earned her degree in exercise science and was able to learn from Counsilman first hand through various coaching ventures.
"Locally, she has been teaching group fitness classes for the past 20 years for community members, IU faculty, staff and students. She inspires young IU students to find their best self through her role as a lecturer in business communication at the Kelley School of Business. Kolovou has been hired by large fitness manufacturing companies (Star Track, Nautilus and Schwinn) to design educational programs and deliver trainings all over the world -- she has spread the word of health and fitness to more than 15 countries. Through the years, her personal training efforts have expanded from swimming to triathlons. Last summer Kolovou qualified to compete in the World Triathlon Championships for Team USA. She will be traveling to Budapest, Hungary, in September for the competition."