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Six Athletes Elected To The USA Team Handball Athletes' Advisory Council

July 17, 2020, 10:17 a.m. (ET)

Clockwise, left to right: Alec Zeck, Julia Taylor, Cedar Bellows, Drew Donlin, Michael King, and Athena Del Rosario

USA Team Handball is proud to announce the six individuals that have been elected to serve on the USATH Athletes' Advisory Council (THAAC).

Alec Zeck - Membership

Athena Del Rosario - Membership

Cedar Bellows - Beach National Team

Drew Donlin - Beach National Team

Michael King - Indoor National Team

Julia Taylor - Indoor National Team


There are nine positions total on USA Team Handball’s Internal Athletes' Advisory Council.

Three positions are currently held by the USATH representative to the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council, the USATH alternate representative to the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council, and the Beach Handball athlete representative on the USATH Board of Directors. These representatives are David Thompson, Sarah Gascon and Bill Bigham respectively.   

“We are very grateful for all those that were interested in participating in the AAC,” Bigham said. “All of us are excited to see what fresh ideas and contributions the new AAC members will bring to our sport.”

The purpose of the THAAC shall be to advise the Athlete Directors on the USATH Board of Directors and to advocate for the interest of athletes in all areas of USA Team Handball influence and governance.

About USA Team Handball: USA Team Handball (USATH) is the U.S. National Governing Body for the Olympic discipline of Team Handball, and is responsible for the development of grassroots programs, preparation of national teams for international competition - including the Pan American and Olympic Games - as well as the day-to-day oversight of the sport of team handball in the United States. The mission of USATH is to develop, promote, educate and grow the sport of team handball at all levels domestically, and to enable U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence to win medals in international and Olympic competition. USATH is a member of the International Handball Federation, the North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation, and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Cedar Bellows

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Julia Taylor

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Alec Zeck