Siena Celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Feb. 3, 2004

The Siena College Athletic Department will honor all of its 11 Division I Women's Sports as part of a National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration on Wednesday, February 4, 2004. The celebration will revolve around the women's basketball game against Iona College which is scheduled to tip-off at 7pm in the Alumni Recreation Center.

The night will be kicked-off with a reception for all of Siena's women's sports teams and coaches prior to the women's basketball game at 7pm. In addition to honoring all of its female athletes throughout the evening, Siena will also recognize three essay contest winners in a pre-game ceremony.

Siena will run a special promotion on Wednesday night for all female athletes. All girls who wear their team uniform to the game will receive admission for just $2. Single game rates are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $4 for children (18 and younger).

The National Girls and Women in Sports Coalition sponsors the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The Day was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women.

NGWSD began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her work to assure equality for women's sports. Hyman died of Marfan's Syndrome in 1986 while competing in a volleyball tournament in Japan. Since that time, NGWSD has evolved into a day to acknowledge the past and recognize current sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equality and access for women in sports.

For more information, or for tickets, call 518-782-6590.