Lady Card point guard Shoni Schimmel is among a select group of guests that will be speaking at a special event marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX at the White House later this afternoon. Shimmel will be talking about her experience as a female athlete and the opportunities it has afforded her as part of a panel discussion held by the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Here are some comments from Schimmel, per WDRB.
“It’s definitely an exciting opportunity,” Schimmel said in a telephone interview with WDRB.com this morning. “Coach (Jeff) Walz and I talked about it last week sometime and he asked if I was interested in going and speaking on this panel, and all I thought was, ‘Wow, what a huge honor.’ And with me being the only college athlete up talking, especially. It’s exciting and different and I’m ready to be a part of it.”