We look forward to honoring and and thanking those women whose wisdom, time, dedication and persistence made an impact on girls and women in sport on an international stage.
October 25-26: Symposium on Girls and Women in Sports
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 25
10:00 - 10:15 am - Welcome by Springfield College President Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper
10:15 - 10:45 am - Opening Key Note: Revolution, Evolution and Solutions
Phyllis Lerner '71, Faculty Associate for Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Education. Phyllis has dedicated her career to gender equity issues, Title IX compliance, athletics and curriculum development.
11:00 - 12:00 pm- Breakout Session 1
History and Evolution of Women's Athletics at Springfield College
Presented by 1989-90 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Diane Potter, EdD, '57, G'63, and Kathy Mangano, EdD, '86, G'88. Moderated by Professor of Physical Education and 2007-08 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Mimi Murray, PhD, '61, G'68.
12:15 - 1:15 pm - Breakout Session 2
Nutrition for the Female Athlete
Presented by Rich Wood, PhD, '99, G'01.
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Lunch
2:45 - 3:45 pm - Breakout Session 3
ACL Injuries in Female Athletes Prevention and Rehabilitation
Presented by Marc Brassard, MD, '84, G'89, and Amanda Kimball G'04, CSCS, LMT, University of Connecticut assistant strength and conditioning coach.
5:30 - 7:00 pm - Evening Social
Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, Mass.
Saturday, October 26
10:00 - 11:30 am - Closing Keynote Presentation: Female Sport Participation: An Antidote to our Sexist Media Culture
Presented by Donna A. Lopiano, PhD, president of Sports Management Resources and former CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation. This talk will be an exploration of the messages that media culture sends to females and the importance of sports participation in counteracting objectification and dependence, along with the other roles sport participation plays in the lives of women.