Athletic Department to Host 4th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon

January 8, 2020 – The UW-River Falls Athletic Department will hold its 4th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. in the RCU Community Room in the Falcon Center.

The event will include featured speaker Kat Krtnick Wilson, '07, a former Falcon volleyball standout. Wilson currently serves as an adjunct instructor in sport and recreation management at the University of Iowa. As a student at UWRF, she earned degrees in marketing communications and biomedical sciences and a master's degree in business administration. She was also a Chancellor's Award for Students recipient in 2007. On the volleyball court, Krtnick was named to the WIAC All-Conference team three times. She was also a CoSIDA Academic All-American and earned the WIAC Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete Award for volleyball in 2006. Prior to working at the University of Iowa, Krtnick served as a senior manager at Let's Move! Active Schools, part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, and as an assistant director of communications at the NCAA national office.

The cost of the event is $15 per person and includes lunch. To register, click here. If you are unable to attend the event and would like to make a donation to support UWRF women's athletics, click here.

Questions about the event can be directed to UWRF Athletics at 715-425-3900 or email Proceeds from the event benefit UWRF women's athletics.

The UWRF event is one of more than 500 events taking place across the country for National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The day is devoted to recognizing the progress of girls and women in sports and the benefits that sports and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women. The day is organized nationally by the Women's Sports Foundation. To learn more, visit

UWRF Athletics will continue their celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day that evening as the women's basketball team hosts UW-Stout at 7 p.m. in Page Arena in the Falcon Center. All youth under the age of 18 will be admitted free to the game.

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