March 1, 2001
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - In its effort to help celebrate National Women In Sports Month, Santa Clara University female student-athletes visited Eisenhower Elementary School in Santa Clara recently.
Representatives from the sports of women's basketball, crew, soccer and softball presented a variety of topics and answered many questions from a group of over 100 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls. The Broncos in attendance were Jane Whitney and Roni Rivera from softball, Claire Riddell and Johnna Harriott from crew, Kristi Candau and Emma Borst from soccer and Megan Nelson from basketball.
The event marked the second of a three-part series known as "Broncos in the Community." Each quarter (fall, winter, spring), local schools sign up for Bronco student-athletes to visit and participate in classroom projects or school assemblies. This is the inaugural year of a comprehensive community outreach program established by the Athletic Marketing and Promotions department.
"Santa Clara University is a vital part of the community and what better way to get a positive message to young people than through athletics," said Director of Athletics Cheryl Levick. "Bronco student-athletes are wonderful role models and serve as outstanding ambassadors for our University. We are proud to have them help influence the young people of the area in a positive manner."
For more information on how to get involved with "Broncos in the Community," contact George Husack, Marketing and Promotions Manager at 408-554-4066 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.