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St. Olaf Athletics celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

In honor of the 34th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, St. Olaf Athletics hosted a youth sports clinic that drew 110 girls ages 6 to 12 to campus.

The girls gathered in Tostrud Fieldhouse February 8 for the free event, which was led by the Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Emily Foster and female student athletes from the volleyball, soccer, softball and tennis teams. After the clinic, participants attended the St. Olaf women’s basketball game.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day, held each year during the first week of February, acknowledges the accomplishments of female athletes, recognizes the influence of sports participation for women and girls, and honors the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.

Each year since its inception in 1987, the day has been celebrated across the United States through community-based events, awareness initiatives by notable women athletes, and other activities. The events are organized by a coalition that includes the Women’s Sports Foundation, National Women’s Law Center, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, and Girls, Inc.

Enjoy glimpses of the St. Olaf event captured by photographer Steven Garcia ’20 in the album below.

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