October 3, 2002
Provocative Women's Sports
Advocate To Discuss A "Game Plan" To
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Help Players And Coaches Navigate The Challenges Facing Athletes
In The Academy
Editor's note: A digital photo
of Nelson is available.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-Amid growing interest
in women's sports, as well as heightened controversy over Title
IX, noted author, commentator and former pro basketball player
Mariah Burton Nelson will discuss "An Athletic Approach
to Leadership" at Smith College on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Nelson's talk, which is free and open to the public, will take
place from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Seelye 201.
A star basketball player at Stanford University, one of whose
rebounding records remains unbroken after 24 years, Nelson played
professionally in Europe and in the first U.S. women's pro basketball
league. A provocative writer and commentator for numerous newspapers
and magazines, she is the author of five books, including "Are
We Winning Yet?," "The Stronger Women Get, The More
Men Love Football," and "Sexism and the American Culture
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Expanding on issues raised in her latest book, "We Are All
Athletes: Bringing Courage, Confidence and Peak Performance into
Our Everyday Lives," Nelson will discuss topics ranging
from goal-setting to "physical intelligence," as well
as the challenges facing female collegiate athletes and coaches
in light of the growing backlash to Title IX.