Kennesaw State to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 29‚ 2007) — The Bobbie Bailey Awards‚ which will honor 32 young women from area…

Georgia (Feb 2, 2007) — Kennesaw State to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Jeremy Craig


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Jan. 29‚ 2007) — The Bobbie Bailey Awards‚ which will honor 32 young women from area high schools for athletic excellence‚ will be held Feb. 5 as part of Kennesaw State University’s 17th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Stillwell Theater of the Wilson Building at KSU. This year’s theme is “Throw like a girl – lead like a champion!”

A list of the young women to be honored‚ hailing from schools in Cobb‚ Cherokee‚ Paulding‚ Bartow and Douglas counties‚ is at the bottom of this release.

The award is named for Bobbie Bailey‚ a longtime supporter of KSU academics and athletics.

The ceremony will also highlight the successes of Kennesaw State University’s women’s athletic teams. It is sponsored by the Department of Health‚ Physical Education and Science; the Health‚ Physical Education and Science Majors Club; the KSU Athletic Department; and the Georgia Association for Health‚ Physical Education‚ Recreation and Dance.

This year’s guest speaker will be Karin Korb‚ the regional program director for the Eastern Region of BlazeSports America. Korb is ranked No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 20 in the world in wheelchair tennis. She is also a coach and mentor for young athletes with disabilities and was recently featured in Jodi Buren’s book “Superwomen: 100 Women−100 Sports.”

National Girls and Women in Sports Day began in 1987 as a day to honor the memory of Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women’s sports. Hyman died of Marfan’s Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan. Since that time‚ NGWSD has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sport achievements‚ the positive influence of sports participation‚ and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports. For more information on NGWSD‚ visit

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


The recipients of the Bobbie Bailey Award for Athletic Excellence for 2006 are:

Asia Alexander Lithia Springs High School

Dorsie Boddiford Marietta High School

Jonna Capehart Lassiter High School

Kari Chambers Woodstock High School

Crystal Davis Campbell High School

Lisa Donachie Chapel Hill High School

Joanna Frasier Cartersville High School

Maggie Frederick BlazeSports Georgia

Heather Galante Walton High School

Kristen Hughes Kennesaw Mountain High School

Morgan Little Sequoyah High School

Alicia Manning Etowah High School

Jordan McCullers Harrison High School

Jennifer Meredith Wheeler High School

Ginny Miller McEachern High School

Jessica Mitchell East Paulding High School

Emily Morris The Walker School

Stephanie Morris Cherokee High School

Remoshay Nelson Douglas County High School

Jenna Newsome North Cobb High School

Lisa Ogide Paulding County High School

Sarah Sassler Kell High School

Dallas Smith Alexander High School

Nicole Smith Pope High School

Alyssa Stokes Sprayberry High School

Belle Thomas Adairsville High School

Tiarra Tucker Osborne High School

Katrina Waller Hiram High School

Lacey Walters Cass High School

LaToya Watson Pebblebrook High School

Jessica Weaver Woodland High School

Ashley Whitmire South Cobb High School



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit