ST. LEO – Saint Leo University will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with a free sports clinic for elementary- and middle-school students on Saturday, February 25, before the softball team’s doubleheader with Embry-Riddle University.
Tampa Bay area native and 2016 Olympic gold medalist swimmer Melanie Margalis will be in attendance. Margalis, a 2010 graduate of Countryside High School in Pinellas County and a 2014 graduate of the University of Georgia, won a gold medal with the U.S. Women’s 4×200 freestyle relay team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She earned four letters with the Georgia Bulldogs swim team and helped the team capture the NCAA Division I national title in 2013 and 2014.
The day will start with a sports clinic for school-age students on the University Soccer Field at 10 a.m. This event will expose participants to a variety of sports, and introductory developmental skills will be taught by Saint Leo NCAA student-athletes.
Once the clinic concludes at 11:45 a.m., participants are invited to stay for free pizza and the softball doubleheader, which starts at noon at University Softball Stadium.
To register, go to http://www.totalcamps.com/saintleoevents
For more information about Saint Leo’s activities for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, contact Erin Mykleby, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 588-8223.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu) is a modern Catholic teaching university that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition and the timeless Benedictine wisdom that seeks balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit. The Saint Leo University of today is a private, nonprofit institution that creates hospitable learning communities wherever our students want to be or need to be, whether that is a campus classroom, a web-based environment, an employer’s worksite, a military base, or an office park. We welcome people of all faiths and of no religious affiliation, and encourage learners of all generations. We are committed to providing educational opportunities to our nation’s armed forces, our veterans, and their families. We are regionally accredited to award degrees ranging from the associate to the doctorate, and we guide all our students to develop their capacities for critical thinking, moral reflection, and lifelong learning and leadership.
We remain the faithful stewards of the beautiful lakeside University Campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, where our founding monks created the first Catholic college in the state in 1889. Serving nearly 15,000 students, we have expanded to downtown Tampa, to other sites in Florida and beyond, and maintain a physical presence in seven states. We provide highly respected online learning programs to students nationally and internationally. More than 82,000 alumni reside in all 50 states, in Washington, DC, in three U.S. territories, and in 76 countries.