On Thursday, February 2nd, several UT student-athletes took part in the celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day by visiting Beaumont Magnet Academy to share the impact of athletics in their lives.
Loran Grant (Rowing), Josie Jennings (Soccer), Kayleigh Moody (Volleyball), Emily Morrow (Soccer), Maya Neal (Soccer) and Gabbie Richardson (Rowing) all arrived at Beaumont Magnet Academy in Knoxville to greet third and fourth grade girls interested in sports. The event allowed the children to have an opportunity to share a one-on-one conversation with an athlete and included a panel Q&A session as well as a Title IX video presentation.
Although the event was primarily for Beaumont girls to learn about topics like gender inequality in sports and the historical progress made by women in athletics, the elementary students made sure to include some fun of their own, introducing the athletes with flair over a microphone and making sure each question in the Q&A panel began with a “What’s your favorite…?” question.
The event was sponsored by Girls Inc., a non-profit organization in east Tennessee. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day.