Miami Athletics Holds 9th Annual Celebration of Women's Athletics

Miami Athletics Holds 9th Annual Celebration of Women's Athletics

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Athletics held its ninth annual Celebration of Women’s Athletics presented by adidas Sunday night at the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility in front of a crowd of more than 400 supporters.

The Celebration of Women’s Athletics honors current Miami female student-athletes from each of UM’s women’s programs for excellence on the playing field, as well as in the classroom and community. The CWA was founded in 2015 by University of Miami Board of Trustees members Hilarie Bass, Barbara Havenick and Laurie Silvers.

This year’s CWA winners were Alyssa Bacchus (rowing), Sara Byrne (golf), Melissa Dagenais (soccer), Hannah Hall (indoor track), Destiny Harden (basketball), Daphnee Lavassas (cross country), Janice Leao (volleyball), Zorry Mason (swimming), Alexa Noel (tennis), Moriah Oliveira (outdoor track) and Mia Vallée (diving).

“The distinguished group of female student-athletes that we are honoring tonight includes national champions, conference champions, All-Americans, honor roll recipients, postgraduate scholarship winners, honor society members and community leaders,” Vice President/Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “They represent this University in a first-class manner. They have made Miami a better place during their time as student-athletes here, and they will make the world a better place as they continue their journeys.”

Amy Audibert, a four-year basketball letterwinner for UM from 2003-07, served as emcee. Audibert is currently a broadcaster for the Miami Heat. Audibert also moderated a panel discussion with Hall, Harden and Mason where they discussed life as a student-athlete.

The CWA is the signature annual event for Miami’s Together 4 Her campaign, a year-round initiative by UM Athletics that showcases accomplishments of women from around the university while supporting gender equality on and off the field of play. Together 4 Her’s four pillars are to educate, engage, elevate and empower females everywhere.

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