Andrea Sabbatine joins the Midshipmen after holding the same position at Washington State.
Sabbatine, a native of Georgetown, Ky., was a four-year letterwinnner on the track and field team at the University of Louisville. She competed in the pole vault for the Cardinals with a personal-best mark of 3.85m (12-07.50). She graduated from Louisville with a degree in exercise science in 2010 and with a Master’s of Science in sport administration in 2012.
After college graduation, Sabbatine served as an academic tutor and mentor for the Louisville football program working with both individuals and groups of academically at-risk student-athletes. She also worked as a marketing research specialist including an internship with the Kentucky Derby Festival. Additionally, Sabbatine coached pole vault at two Kentucky high schools and was the pole vault coach at Bellermine University for the 2012-13 school year.
As a professional vaulter, she recorded a PR height of 4.20m (13-09.25).
In high school, Sabbatine was the 2006 Kentucky Gatorade Athlete of the Year after winning the state pole vault championships in 2003, ’04, and ‘06 and being the runner-up in 2002 and 2005. At the time of graduation from Scott Country High School, she held the Kentucky state girls prep pole vault record at 11-8.
Sabbatine is the vice president and a pole vaulter for the Kentucky Elite Athletics Track Club in Shelbyville, Ky.