Division III Week
Led by: Skidmore SAAC
Supplementary work by: Clare Kenny '15 and Aria Goodman '15, Volleyball
2015 marked the first year of Skidmore's participation in the NCAA's Division lll Week, which celebrates student-athletes nationwide. Student-athletes designed and organized events including a tailgate, a spirit day, and a campus-wide field day. In addition, the Show Your Sport campaign theme was woven into the week's events.
Clare Kenny moderated a joint meeting between members of Skidmore's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Skidmore's Pride Alliance. During the meeting, attendees shared their individual challenges as straight/queer and athlete/non-athlete. The group discussed stigma, stereotypes, how they saw the groups to which they did not belong, and how they could be allies to one another.
Show Your Sport also brought MLB Network host and former ESPN anchor Brian Kenny to Skidmore to discuss modern sports analytics. Mr. Kenny incorporated interdisciplinary thought into his presentation, including both feminism and queer theory in his analysis of athletic theory and practice.