KSU celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Kennesaw State University will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day by hosting The…

Georgia (Jan 28, 2002) — KSU celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

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Kennesaw State University will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day by hosting The Bobbie Bailey Awards ceremony. The event will be held in the Stillwell Theater at KSU‚ Monday‚ Feb. 4‚ beginning at 7:30 p.m.



The ceremony highlights the accomplishments of local high school female athletes nominated by their respective schools. Twenty−eight schools will be represented. The event is sponsored by the Health‚ Physical Education and Sport Science Majors Club. KSU also recognizes the accomplishments of their women's athletic teams.



NAGWS Day is a national celebration that was started 12 years ago in honor of Flo Hyman‚ an Olympic volleyball player who died of a heart attack in 1987. Hyman is remembered for her athletic excellence and her work to assure equality for women's sports. The year 2002 also marks the 30th anniversary of Title IX.



Susan Whitlock‚ an instructor in the Department of Health‚ Physical Education and Sport Science‚ as well as Senior Women's Administrator in the KSU Athletic Department‚ will emcee the program. Kelly Cagle‚ a forward/midfielder for the Atlanta Beat Professional Women's Soccer Team‚ will be guest speaker.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚000‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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