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Trailblazing Coaches Featured in Contest

The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) is sponsoring the “Title IX Trailblazer Tribute Video Contest” on YouTube. Twenty-five colleges and universities from across the country submitted entries, including William Smith College’s tribute to legendary head coaches Pat Genovese, Aliceann Wilber, and Sally Scatton.

Produced by Terri-Lee Fiedler ’95 and edited by Jantzen Gianfrancesco, “William Smith College Title IX Trailblazers Tribute” interviews student-athletes and colleagues about the impact of Genovese, Wilber, and Scatton and gets insight from the coaches themselves about the impact of Title IX.

Collectively, they have more than a century of coaching experience, compiling more than 1,300 career wins, 21 conference championships, 55 NCAA tournament appearances, and four NCAA Division III Championships. The trailblazing trio has served as teachers and mentors to generations of young women who have blossomed under their tutelage. Hundreds of Heron student-athletes have received conference, regional and national awards for the efforts on the field and in the classroom.

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX on June 23, 2012, NACWAA invited athletics departments, conference offices and organizations across the nation to nominate and celebrate a trailblazer who has made significant contributions in the area of gender equity.

The video with the most views during the two-week viewing period, which began today and runs through April 23, will win a $9,000 gift from the NACWAA Foundation Fund. The two videos receiving the most views will also be shown at the 2012 NACWAA National Convention, Oct. 7-10 in Kansas City. Representatives from the winning institution and its trailblazer will be invited to attend and be recognized at a commemoration event at the National Convention.

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