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NSU Athletics Celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day



Left to right Director of Athletics, Michael Mominey, Rower Lauren Boudreau, Former NCAA President Judy Sweet, President Dr. George L. Hanbury

The Nova Southeastern University Department of Athletics welcomed former NCAA President Judy Sweet as the guest speaker at the 13th annual Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon on Thursday, Feb., 7 in the NSU arena at the Don Taft University Center.

NSU women’s rower Lauren Boudreau (Sr., Waterford, N.Y) was presented with the Flo Hyman award, which is awarded to a female student- athlete who captures former volleyball great Flo Hyman’s dignity, spirit and commitment to excellence. It honors the athlete who recognizes the far-reaching benefits of sports and who is determined to share these values with others. Major consideration is given to athletes who give generously of their time and energy so that there are greater sports opportunities for all girls and women. Nominations are submitted by the coaches and voted on by the athletic administration team.

During the luncheon, Sweet addressed approximately 250 NSU female student-athletes, faculty and staff on the evolution of women in sports and their promising future. She shared her memories of how she grew up at a time where girls were not associated with sports, emphasizing the 40th anniversary of Title IX and how it broke down barriers in sports for women. She spoke of how fortunate today’s female athletes are and how the sky’s the limit. NSU Associate Athletic Director and senior woman administrator, Kelley Kish, awarded Sweet with the Pioneer Award for her accomplishments and dedication to women’s sports. Complete Release