February 18, 2010

Bowdoin Hosts Successful Girls & Women in Sports Day

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College hosted 173 girls, ages 5-17, in their annual celebration of Girls and Women in Sports on Sunday, February 14 at Farley Field House.

In what continues to be one of the banner events of the College's sports calendar, young athletes were introduced to eight different sports and taught by Polar Bear student-athletes.

"Molly Duffy, Shavonne Lord and Dana Riker were the student coordinators," according to women's volleyball coach and Girls and Women in Sports Day director Karen Corey. "This was their second year organizing and they were dedicated to making it an excellent event. They clearly succeeded in that endeavor."

Broken down into two sessions- an early session for younger children and later session for older - the event featured interactive participation in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. The event was free to all participants.

  Photos courtesy of Dana Riker

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