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    'Cats Host National Girls & Women In Sports Day on Feb. 15

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Northwestern head women's soccer coach Michael Moynihan joins in the conversation at the 2013 NGWSD event at Northwestern.
    Northwestern head women's soccer coach Michael Moynihan joins in the conversation at the 2013 NGWSD event at Northwestern.

    Jan. 28, 2014

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    Photos: 2013 National Girls & Women In Sports Day

    EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern is excited to host its third annual National Girls & Women In Sports Day (NGWSD) event prior to the NU women’s basketball game vs. Minnesota on Saturday, Feb. 15.

    This event is open to girls in the 4th-12th grades and they have the unique opportunity to interact with Northwestern student-athletes, staff and coaches in a roundtable setting. This year, Northwestern lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller will serve as the keynote speaker. As the architect of the NU lacrosse program that has won seven national championships, Amonte Hiller has an impressive list of accomplishments to her name that include five IWLCA National Coach of the Year honors, induction into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2012 and she was recently named to Crain's Chicago "40 Under 40" list.

    After the keynote address, participants will be able to discuss various topics relative to women playing in sports and working in athletics with NU representatives.

    NGWSD at Northwestern, which takes place at the N Club located inside Welsh-Ryan Arena, begins with check-in at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 and the roundtable discussions will start at 1 p.m. The event will wrap up just in time for Northwestern’s 2:30 p.m. tip vs. Minnesota.

    Last year, more than 75 participants had chance to interact with NU women’s coaches and student-athletes from sports like women’s soccer, cross country, swimming, field hockey along with notable female sports reporters Sarah Spain of ESPNChicago and Cheryl Raye-Stout of WBEZ Radio in Chicago. Be sure to click the photo gallery link at the top of the page for images from last year’s NGWSD at Northwestern.

    While NGWSD started in 1987 as a single event in our nation’s capital to honor Olympic volleyball star Flo Hyman, the day has since grown into a nationwide commemoration spanning all 50 states. Now in its 28th year, NGWSD is jointly organized by the National Girls and Women in Sport Coalition. The Coalition combines the experience and resources of four premiere girls- and women-serving organizations in the United States: Girls Incorporated, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, National Women's Law Center, and the Women's Sports Foundation.

    Participants must pre-register for this event and can do so by clicking on PDF above, or can pick up a flyer at an upcoming Northwestern women’s basketball game. Tickets for the event are just $3 for participants and family members and that price covers the event, as well as a ticket to the women’s basketball game. Tickets can be picked up on the day of the event.

    For registration information, please contact Heather Obering at or by calling 847-491-7723.

    Additionally, there will be a Chicago Sky basketball clinic also at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Saturday, Feb. 15. More information, including registration, can be found with this link.


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