National Girls & Women in Sport Day to be Celebrated in February

Wednesday, Feb. 5 marks the 34th annual National Girls & Women in Sport Day
Wednesday, Feb. 5 marks the 34th annual National Girls & Women in Sport Day
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In just over a month, Minnesota will join the rest of the U.S. in celebrating National Girls and Women in Sport Day on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020. The 2020 version of the event marks the 34th year of the special day. 
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is one of many college athletic conferences seeking to highlight this nationwide celebration recognizing the accomplishments of individuals in the promotion and advancement of girls' and women's sports. 
Individual colleges across the state, including several MCAC schools, will promote NGWSD at events on campus during the first week of February. The Minnesota History Center will serve as host to the main event and honors recognition ceremony, which runs from noon to 1:30pm on Wednesday, February 5.  The event is free to attend and all are welcome to join the celebration. 
To learn more regarding the 2020 Minnesota Girls and Women in Sport Day celebration, please go to: http:/
The Minnesota Girls and Women in Sport Day event is funded completely on donations. To learn more about how to support this event, go to:
Several athletes, coaches and administrators with connections to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have been honored in recent years, including: 
2019 Special Merit Award: Darlene Palmer, Brainerd Community College (now Central Lakes College)
2018 Special Merit Award: Ken Miller, Assistant Volleyball Coach, Central Lakes College
2017 Special Merit Award: Deb Jacobson, Athletic Director at Northland Community & Technical College
2017 Special Merit Award: Diane Scovill, Minneapolis Community & Technical College 
2008 Kwame McDonald Media Award: Mike Bialka, Central Lakes College 
2002 Special Merit Award: Carol Howe-Veenstra, Central Lakes College
Know of someone we missed with MCAC connections?  Please email the MCAC at: to help update our list. 

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, as well as select member colleges in North Dakota and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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