Girls & Women in Sport Symposium: Robert Morris University Girls & Women in Sport Symposium | Robert Morris University

Fourth Annual Girls & Women in Sport Symposium 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
3:30-5:30pm, RMU Campus, Yorktown Westinghouse

February 7, 2018 marks the 32nd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). NGWSD is a day to celebrate the extraordinary achievements in girls’ and women’s sports and the positive influence athletic participation brings to their lives.

NGWSD is celebrated annually across all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies and other celebratory activities. This year, the School of Education and Social Sciences will host its 4th Annual Girls & Women in Sport Symposium on that day, with a public lecture by Dr. Cheryl Cooky, an outstanding scholar and a dynamic speaker.  

The event is free and open to the public, and will take place Wednesday, February 7, 3:30-5:30pm in Yorktown Hall, 8256 University Boulevard, Moon Township, 15108.  

2018 Girls and Women in Sport

Cheryl Cooky is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Purdue University. She is the co-author of No Slam Dunk: Gender, Sport, and the Unevenness of Social Change from Rutgers University Press, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on feminism and sport. Her research has been published in Gender & Society, Sociology of SportJournal, Communication & Sport, Journal of Sex Research, among others. She is associate editor of Sociology of Sport Journal and serves on several editorial boards.

National Girls & Women in Sports Day began in 1987 as a special day in our nation’s capital to recognize women’s sports. It also recognizes the ongoing effort towards equality and access for women in sports and the nation’s commitment to expand sport and participation opportunities for all girls and future generations. The day unites premiere organizations and elite female athletes to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sports. In 1987, NGWSD also served as a remembrance of Olympic volleyball player, Flo Hyman, for her athletic achievements and dedication to promoting equality for women’s sports; Hyman died of Marfan’s Syndrome in 1986. NGWSD has since evolved into an event to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.


For More Information, Contact:

Kathryn Dennick-Brecht, Ed.D. 

Department Head, Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology
School of Education & Social Sciences

brecht@rmu.edu
412-397-5419 Phone
412-397-6044 Fax
Nicholson Center 461
Moon Campus
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