Athletics | 1/27/2021 11:00:00 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Gopher Athletics is pleased to reveal a week-long celebration in honor of the 2021 National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which will be celebrated nationwide on Wednesday, Feb 3.
Fans can enjoy digital and at-home NGWSD activities throughout the next week leading up to the 35th anniversary celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Gopher Athletics’ National Girls and Women in Sports Day programming is sponsored by WellHaven Pet Health, a local full service pet hospital and proud sponsor of Gopher Athletics.
NGWSD Central: Visit NGWSD Central to learn more about Gopher Athletics’ W.I.L.L. program (Women Invested in Leadership and Learning), learn about Gopher student-athletes’ inspiration in Minnesota’s “I’m Inspired By” series, print youth activity sheets, secure a discount code for merchandise at the Golden Gophers Fan Shop, and more!
Dear Gophers: The Gophers currently have seven women’s programs competing in the regular season. In addition to tuning into their events during the week-long celebration, share your support with your favorite Gopher student-athletes by submitting messages to be displayed on the video boards in Athletes Village! Send a good luck message, share your favorite Gopher Athletics memory, or give a shoutout to your favorite coach or student-athlete. Submit your message here.
Save the Date: Join the Gophers at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Feb. 2 for a NGWSD Virtual Engagement Event: Conversations with Gopher Women Greats! This panel discussion will feature current and former Gopher women coaches, Linda Wells, Laura Halldorson, and Terry Ganley, along with their former student-athletes. Gopher Women’s Basketball assistant coach Danielle O’Banion will serve as moderator. Event Link: https://youtu.be/ZvrTPbZeZCw
Support the Gophers: Gopher Athletics is home to 13 outstanding women’s programs, and the Gopher student-athletes strive for nothing short of greatness both athletically and academically. The Patty Berg Fund for Women’s Sports was established in 1976 in honor of one of golf’s greatest players and LPGA co-founding member, Patty Berg. Through this fund, supporters of Gopher Athletics can assist in providing educational and athletic opportunities to all female student-athletes who proudly compete wearing the Maroon and Gold. In honor of NGWSD, consider making a contribution to continue supporting these incredible student-athletes.