NT And National Girls and Women in Sports Day
DENTON, Texas (2/3/12) - North Texas Athletics celebrated National Girls and Women In Sports Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1 with a gathering of all the Mean Green female student-athletes. Senior softball player Megan Rupp provided MeanGreenSports.com with
DENTON, Texas (2/3/12) - North Texas Athletics celebrated National Girls and Women In Sports Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1 with a gathering of all the Mean Green female student-athletes. Senior softball player Megan Rupp provided MeanGreenSports.com with a little insight on the evening.
"The other night, all of the female athletes got to celebrate being a part of athletics at the University. We started off the night learning about the history of women in college sports and when Title IX began and how far we have come.
We learned that men and women have become completely equal in the amount of participation in all sports, including in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where there will be an equal number of men and women competing in each sport.
We had the opportunity to listen to an amazing female athlete who has been extremely successful in her life and sporting career. Tamika Catchings, who played basketball at the University of Tennessee and is now in the WNBA, gave a very motivational and inspirational presentation that captured everyone's attention.
One activity that got the room's attention was that Tamika had us repeat the phrase, "I am remarkable," which really inspired us to be proud of who we are and what we have accomplished in our lives. We also got to hear how she got to where she is today and all the hard work she put in to her basketball career, as well as some funny stories from her childhood.
I think we all know how blessed we are to have the opportunities in athletics that we do today and are grateful to those who have paved the way for us."
National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is organized each February by a Coalition of five girl-serving organizations. NAGWS leaders and volunteers lobby on Capitol Hill and network with advocates from all five organizations.