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Zips’ Shawn Barber signs pro contract

UA world champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber has decided to turn pro.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 2, 2015

Shawn Barber, the University of Akron’s world champion pole vaulter, has decided to skip his final year of eligibility and turn professional. Barber, from Kingwood, Texas, has signed a professional contract with Nike, and will be represented by the Doyle Management Group and former Olympic pole...