Virginia Barb

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(Track, 2000)

This Danbury High Track star also excelled in the classroom, 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, Virginia Barb. At DHS, Virginia “Ginny” was an exemplar scholar athlete. A leader on the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams all four years (1996-2000) and Cross-Country team for three years, Virginia’s personal highlights in 1999 were winning the FCIAC Cross-Country Championship and the 3200M Class LL Outdoor Track trophy. In 2000 Virginia repeated as Class LL 3200M state champion. Virginia’s Indoor Track team won the FCIAC Western Division Championships for two straight years, and the outdoor Track team finished a close second in the FCIAC championship two years in a row. Virginia has been recognized with many individual honors including All-State, All-FCIAC, and the News-Times All-Area team for her performance in Cross Country, the 4X800M Relay, the 1600M, and 3200M. Virginia excelled in academics, graduating in the top ten of the class of 2000. She also won the State Science Fair Symposium and was a member of the Marching Band. After graduation, Virginia went on to Villanova University, where she ran Division I cross country and track. After injuries, Virginia transferred to the University of Virginia where she studied chemical engineering and continued to be active in the local running community. After graduation she worked for six years with General Mills in Buffalo, successfully launching chocolate Lucky Charms. She then attended the University of North Carolina business school as a recipient of the Falls Prize, a full merit-based scholarship. Virginia graduated from UNC with an MBA in 2012 and began working for Procter and Gamble in Brand Management in Cincinnati, Ohio. Virginia enjoys activities that support women, community, and wellness. She has been active in Literacy Volunteers, many nonprofits and running clubs.