Watkinson is pleased to announce the AthleticMind Winter Speaker Series. This three-part event was borne out of a desire to provide special, inspiring programming for our students. This period of virtual schooling provides a perfect opportunity for students to explore what it means to have an athletic mind.
The speaker series will feature elite athletes who have explored this question for themselves and want to share their stories with the Watkinson community. Each Zoom presentation will be followed by a question & answer segment which is open to all who attend.
The first two virtual events:
- Kendall Coyne and Kacey Bellamy from USA Hockey on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Kendall Coyne was in the news last week for being hired as a player development coach for the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) team, the first woman in Blackhawks history to do so.
- Renee Montgomery, former UConn Husky and current WNBA player on Wednesday Jan. 30. Montgomery chose to sit out this past WNBA season to focus on social justice reforms such as voting rights and building up HBCUs.
Director of Athletics Ann Haggerty comments, “At a time when young athletes are disappointed about canceled seasons because of the pandemic, it seems important to provide programming that can legitimately expand our athletes’ skill set, in this case their mind. I also think these dynamic speakers are going to inspire all of us!”