ICC Athletics Celebrates NGWS Day on Feb. 8

The ICC athletic department celebrated National Girls & Women in Sports Day on Feb. 8 at the ICC women’s basketball game by recognizing five local junior high girls’ basketball teams who finished in the top 4 in their respective IESA State Tournaments. Germantown Hills 7th/8th grade, Canton Ingersoll 7th/8th grade, and Illini Bluffs 8th grade were recognized at halftime for their teams’ accomplishments. Retired ICC volleyball coach/director of athletics, Sue Sinclair, addressed the crowd, explaining how participating in sports positively impacted her life. The junior high players also took pictures with the Cougars after the game. When NGWSD began in 1987, we sought to get more girls in the game and provide a platform for champion female athletes to receive the recognition they deserved. This event is celebrated in all 50 states throughout February with community-based events, award ceremonies, and activities honoring female athletes as well as encouraging participation of girls and women in sports.