WNT Oct 6, 2011
The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) will bring more than 500 attendees, speakers and special guests to Pittsburgh October 9-11 for its 2011 National Convention. U.S. Soccer’s Women’s National Team captain Christie Rampone and NCAA President Mark Emmert and will headline the event at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel.
Rampone will be on hand to receive the 2011 NACWAA Honor Award on behalf of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup team. Rampone, who has played 243 times for the USA, good for fourth all-time on the U.S. list, is the only remaining player from the historic 1999 Women’s World Cup winners that is still active with the National Team.
The Honor Award is presented to individuals and/or entities that have exemplified outstanding support of women in athletics and their success. Past Honor Award winners include members of the House of Representatives who signed the Civil Rights Restoration Act, the National Women’s Law Center and Nike.
NACWAA selected the 1999 U.S. Women's World Team as its 2011 recipient because of the historical impact and breakthrough for women in sport as a result of its World Cup victory 12 years ago. The timing also coincides with the upcoming 40th anniversary of Title IX (June 2012).
“NACWAA is thrilled and honored to celebrate the inspiring, game-changing heroes of the 1999 Women’s World Cup,” said NACWAA Chief Executive Officer Patti Phillips. “This team has not just dedicated their lives to a sport--they’ve changed the way an entire nation views women in athletics.”