National Girls & Women in Sports Day celebrates the accomplishments of women in athletics; serves as a reminder about the ability of sports and physical activity to develop confidence, strength, and character; and supports the effort to ensure that all girls and women have the opportunity to benefit from the competitive play that provides them with the tools to become leaders.
For the 33rd annual edition of NGWSD, observed Feb. 6, the theme is “Lead Her Forward.” Honoring the ways athletics give women a platform for realizing their potential, this year recognizes student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and others committed to equitable access to sports for all girls and women.
The Comm School has proudly supported its share of athletes—both as ‘Hoos and in their professional careers. Celebrate the McIntire women who’ve made an impact on and off the field by revisiting these articles spotlighting their many successes:
- Record-breaking diver Kylie Towbin (McIntire ’19) in UVA Today
- Golfer Lauren Greenlief (A&S ’11, M.S. in Commerce ’12) in UVA Today
- Professor Carrie Heilman on her role as UVA Faculty Athletics Rep, in McIntire Now
- Mary Owen (McIntire ’00), former executive of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, in McIntire Now
- How to survive ICE by the student-athletes who did it, in McIntire Now