WNT Oct 12, 2011
U.S. WNT captain Christie Rampone, the last active member of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team, accepted the Honor Award on behalf of that 1999 team from the National Association of Collegiate Women's Athletics Administrators last Tuesday and by some accounts, might have have set up some post-soccer career opportunities for herself!
From the NACWAA:
On behalf of the U.S. Women's National Team, Christie expressed her gratitude to the NACWAA attendees whose advocacy for women in sport cleared the way for them.
No one will ever forget watching the 1999 Women’s World Cup as these women who were direct beneficiaries of Title IX captivated the nation and the world. The team became the face of Title IX in a way that elevated Title IX in the national consciousness. They made the most powerful statement about the need for and potential of equal opportunities for women and girls in athletics.
Christie directly thanked Dr. Marilyn McNeil, Director of Athletics at her alma mater Monmouth University, for supporting and encouraging her to tryout for the U.S. Women's National Team. Christie spoke of the National Team’s commitment to continuing to support and enhance opportunities for women and girls in soccer. She left the room’s AD’s eager to one day hire her as their next women’s soccer coach.