Women in Sports and Events (WISE) at Syracuse University to Recap London Olympics with Rowing Silver Medalist

Women in Sports and Events (WISE) at Syracuse University invites the campus community to join them for “A Night at the Olympics with 2012 London Silver Medalist Natalie Mastracci and USA Rowing CEO Glenn Merry.” Dr. Gina Pauline, assistant professor in the David B Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, will serve as the moderator. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in 105 Life Sciences.

Mastracci (senior, English and Textual Studies) is a student at Syracuse University and was a member of the Canadian Olympic Rowing team in 2012. Merry has been at the helm of the USA Rowing Association since 2005, serving as the Events Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, and the National Team Programs Director prior to this appointment. Pauline, an avid triathlete and also scholar in women’s sport, has been at Syracuse University since 2006.

In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the event will emphasize the opportunities that sport can offer, the success of women in international sport competition, as well as how the benefits of sport participation at an elite level can transcend into an athlete’s personal and professional life.

“We are thrilled to honor Natalie and welcome Glenn Merry to Syracuse University. The Olympic Spirit is one that celebrates tremendous talent and dedication, and Natalie, who embodies that Spirit so fiercely, has become an inspiration on this campus,” said Rayna Linowes, president of WISE.

WISE is a resource to professional women in the sports and events industries. Through meetings, special events and mentoring programs, WISE offers members the opportunity to gain insight and make connections that can help women receive a competitive advantage in their current and future positions. The organization works to be the definitive source for businesswomen seeking information about issues, challenges, and opportunities impacting all points of their career as well as career transitions. WISE now has chapters all over the country and has branched out with its first collegiate chapter at Syracuse University. WISE at Syracuse was founded by the Department of Sport Management in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.