FSC women's volleyball
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 11,
2004) - FSC's women's volleyball team helped celebrate National
Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Feb. 4. The team hosted nine
7th grade girls from St. Paul Lutheran School in "A Day in the Life
of a Lady Moc."
Each girl followed a Lady Moc volleyball player, attending class,
touring the campus, eating in the cafeteria, and visiting in the
dorms. They ended the day with a volleyball clinic put on by the
team and coaches. "It proved to be a great experience for the girls
from St. Paul and a wonderful mentorship time for our Lady Mocs,"
said volleyball coach Jill Stephens.
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. NGWSD is celebrated
in all 50 states with community-based events, award ceremonies,
and activities honoring the achievements and encouraging participation
of girls and women in sports.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.