Jason "Skippy" Buken has been an assistant equipment manager for Olympic sports at the University of Cincinnati athletics department since 2006.
Buken oversees and coordinates the laundry needs for all Olympic sports teams. He assists with the distribution of equipment to student-athletes, enters items into inventory and aides with other tasks in the equipment room.
Buken worked as an athletics department operations intern from 2004 to 2006 before taking his current position.
Buken served as a student manager for the men's basketball program under Bob Huggins in 1995. He later worked a videographer at Bearcats football practices from 1997-1998 and 2002-2004.
A Cincinnati native, Buken earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from UC in 2004 after receiving an associate degree in pre business in 2002.
Buken is single and current resides in Cincinnati.