Annual Banquet Honors Wildcat ‘Women in Sports’

Keynoter Kelsey A. Coppersmith, Class of 2012

Keepsake journals were provided to attendees.

Guests move through the buffet line.

Spring color accents the table.

Student-athletes gather with coaches, family members.

The eighth annual Women in Sports Day was held Sunday in Penn’s Inn, hosting 65 current and prospective Penn College student-athletes, coaches and guests. The featured speaker was Kelsey A. Coppersmith, a four-year member of the Wildcat Dance Team, who graduated last May with a physical fitness specialist degree. During her time on campus, Coppersmith served on the Student Athletic Advisory Council, represented the dance team in a number of public performances, was a volunteer at Open House and other college events, and participated in a number of community-service projects. During her presentation, she talked about the demands of being a female student-athlete and offered advice on how to balance those competing responsibilities. Volleyball student-athletes Kelly R. Hebert, an applied health studies: radiography concentration major from Wellsboro, and Courtney L. Gernert, a graphic design major from Palmyra, gave the welcome; their coach, Bambi A. Hawkins, served as the emcee. Head coaches from each of the women’s sports spoke about their teams and accomplishments over the past seasons, as well as their prospects for the upcoming year.
Photos by Marc T. Kaylor, student photographer

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