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National Girls and Women in Sports Day with 2x Olympian Sharon Couch
February 3, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm CSTFree
The UW Oshkosh Women’s Center, Department of Athletics, and University Speaker Series invite you to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with us! We will be hosting a virtual talk with two-time U.S. Olympian Sharon Couch!
Date: Wednesday, February 3
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. CST
Location: Virtual (MS Teams – https://bit.ly/35m2d1n)
This event is free and open to the public. Email email@example.com with questions.
Sharon Couch is a two-time U.S. Olympian and one of the most decorated female student-athletes in the history of the University of North Carolina, recently receiving the Tarheel Trailblazer Award. After graduating with a degree in Speech Communications, she competed professionally for 11 years all over the world, making 5 World Championship Teams. Sharon has also begun her next Olympic climb with the continued pursuit of a PhD in the area of Sport Psychology. Her research interest is Cultural Sport Psychology interventions to support people of color as they pursue social justice, advocacy, and activism in their respective performance areas. She is currently the Student Life and Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the Herbert College of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville).
For a sneak peek, check out Sharon’s TEDxUTK Talk, “The First One Through: An Olympian’s Perspective on Pursuing the Dream and Leaving a Legacy”. In her talk, Sharon Couch recounts her journey of ambition, pain, and perseverance to achieve her academic dreams and ultimately Olympic victory. Her story reveals what’s possible when we push ourselves to set goals and move past roadblocks, and highlights the value of finding inspiration in others and having the support of a team when faced with setbacks.