Laura Barito to be Featured in Sports Illustrated

Hoboken, NJ - Two-time NCAA Champion Laura Barito of Stevens Institute of Technology will be featured in this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands on Thursday, June 23. The recent Bachelor of Engineering graduate will be featured in the magazine’s “Faces in the Crowd” feature on page 22.

Senior Laura Barito became the first-ever Stevens NCAA National Champion in late March when she won the 50-yard freestyle at the Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. Barito became a two-time national champ after winning the 400-meter hurdles at the Outdoor Track and Field Championships two months later in late May in Delaware, Ohio. She graduates as a 19-time All-American and a two-time Academic All-American.

Sports Illustrated is read by 23 million adults each week …Fellow 2011 Stevens graduate and men’s soccer All-American Zach Carr was also honored by SI’s "Faces in the Crowd" earlier this year in the December 20, 2010 issue.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at and