Mount St. Mary’s To Celebrate Women In Sports

EMMITSBURG, Md. – In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX and 40 years of women enrolled at Mount St. Mary's University, the Mount will honor 40 former and current Mount female student-athletes that will culminate in a Women's In Sports Celebration on Feb. 16.

Starting next week, the Mount will recognize eight former and current Mount female student-athletes a week for five weeks leading up to the day-long celebration during the Mount basketball doubleheader against Central Connecticut State on Feb. 16. The Mount will honor not only women that had outstanding careers at the Mount, but also former athletes that pursued a career in athletics after graduation.

Mount St. Mary's, founded in 1808, was an all-male college until 1972 when women were admitted to for the first time. Field hockey and women's basketball were the first two women's sports added at the Mount during the 1974-75 academic year. Since 1974-75, the Mount has flourished in several women's sports, including registering conference championships in women's basketball, women's cross country, women's indoor and outdoor track and field, women's tennis and women's lacrosse.

Mount St. Mary's will be giving away a Mount Athletics Social Media t-shirt to the person that can guess correctly the most names on our 40 for 40 list. Please submit your list to musil@msmary.edu by Wednesday, January 16 at 12 p.m. The winner will be announced the week of February 11-15.