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50th Anniversary
This upcoming academic year will serve as a back drop for the celebration of 50 years of women's varsity athletics at Springfield College. Throughout the first and second semester, a series of programs and activities will be woven into the fabric of co- curricular life.

We look forward to honoring and and thanking those women whose wisdom, time, dedication and persistence made an impact on girls and women in sport on an international stage.

Please keep an eye out for updates on events on the Springfield College Athletics and Alumni websites, as well as on Facebook and both mail and email correspondences.

March 10, 2014
Humanics Film Event in Celebration of 50 Years of Women's Varsity Athletics

Film Screening: Sporting Chance: The Lasting Legacy of Title IX
Appleton Auditorium, Fuller Arts Center - 7:00 p.m.
Panelconsisting of Naomi Graves, Kathy Mangano, and Cathie Schweitzer to follow with audience questions welcomed.

Co-sponsored by the Committee for the Celebration of 50 Years of Women's Varsity Athletics, the William Simpson Fine Arts Committee, and the 2013-2014 Distinguished Professor of Humanics.

April 21, 2014
2014 Peter V. Karpovich Lecture

Title IX: We won, right?
So, why the stubborn disparities in athletics?
Presented by civil rights attorney, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and Springfield College honorary doctor of humanics, Nancy Hogshead Makar H’02

Monday, April 21, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room
Richard B. Flynn Campus Union

This lecture is named for Peter V. Karpovich, MD, who served Springfield College as research professor of physiology. A founder of the American College of Sports Medicine, Karpovich is considered by many to be the father of American exercise physiology.

Girls and Women in Sport Symposium Recap

VIDEO: Opening Keynote - Phyllis Lerner '71

VIDEO: Closing Keynote - Donna Lopiano

VIDEO: History of Women's Athletics at Springfield College - Diane Potter and Kathy Mangano

VIDEO: Nutrition and ACL Injuries - Rich Wood and Marc Brassard

Schedule of Events

  • September 9
    Athletic Department Golf Classic
    Join this year's honoree, Dottie Potter Zenaty, as we dedicate this years Classic to our 50 years of women's varsity sports at Springfield College.
  • September 7
    Zenaty Field Hockey Tournament

    Stagg Field: Join us for a special ceremony to recognize the women and coaches of the very first squad and a post game tailgate for all alumnae field hockey players and the current squad.
  • October 5
    Women's Tennis Celebration

    Appleton Courts: Join us for a special recognition of the first team and coaches, a rededication of Appleton Courts, and an Alumnae Match.
  • October 25 and 26, 2013

    Homecoming will include a symposium on girls and women in sports and other celebratory activities throughout the weekend.
  • December 7:
    Women's Basketball Game

    Blake Arena, Naismith Court: Join us as we recognize the women and coaches of the '63-'64 squad and celebrate with a post game social for all basketball alumnae and the current team.
  • March 2014
    Spring Break

    Kissimmee, Florida: Join the current softball team as we honor the women of the 1964 squad .
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