Lady Vikings To Celebrate National "Girls And Women In Sports Day"
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, February 5, 2002
Hudson Valley Community College's nationally ranked
women's basketball team will give Capital Region girls an up-close-and-personal
look at the world of college hoops on Feb. 12. Beginning at 3 p.m., the Lady
Vikings, ranked No. 5 in the nation among Division III junior colleges, will
celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
At 5 p.m., Hudson Valley will take on Adirondack
Community College, and there will be a contest between a team of middle
schoolers from Brunswick and Cohoes at halftime. Also, a pizza party for Hudson
Valley's players and National Girls and Women in Sports Day attendees will
follow the Hudson Valley-Adirondack game.
Additionally, there will be a wind suit raffle, and
Hudson Valley T-shirts will be tossed into the crowd after Hudson Valley
3-pointers and fast breaks.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day was
established to bring national attention to the achievements of female athletes,
as well as the change and issues they face in sports. The day, which is
officially Feb. 6, is a nationwide celebration, with events scheduled to take
place in all 50 states and internationally. The theme this year is: "Celebrating
30 Years of Title IX!"
For more information or to participate, contact
Colleen Ferris at (518) 629-7366.
In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic
teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the
NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series
and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team
earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop
squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings
earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III
performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.