UB to host Women in Sports Symposium

Published January 31, 2013

UB Athletics will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Feb. 7 with a Women in Sports Symposium designed to educate, empower and inspire women in sports and sport-related fields.

The symposium, geared toward coaches of all levels, administrators, athletic staff and graduate students interested in a career in athletics, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Road, Getzville, adjacent to the North Campus.

Keynote speaker will be Jolene Nagel, head women’s volleyball coach at Duke University. Nagel, who has been at Duke for 14 seasons, owns the university’s all-time wins record and ranks fourth all-time in the Atlantic Coast Conference in career wins at a conference school.

Workshops topics include “Recruiting Champions,” “Building a Game Plan for Success,” “A Balancing Act: Coaching, Leading and Living Successfully” and “How to Get to the Next Level Successfully.”

The cost of the event is $30, which includes the workshops, a networking reception dinner and a ticket to the 7 p.m. UB women’s basketball game versus Bowling Green in Alumni Arena.

To register, visit the NGWSD website or contact Kelsey Burglund at 645-3178 or burglund@buffalo.edu. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to the symposium, UB’s celebration of NGWSD included a multi-sport clinic for girls in grades 4-8 held on Jan. 26 and visits by UB student-athletes to local elementary schools. The topic of the school visits is Title IX: the importance of the law that ensures gender equity in college sports programs, the opportunities it has provided for girls and the impact it has had on girls and women in sports.

This year’s theme for UB’s NGWSD celebration is “Girls in Sport, An investment in the Future.”