BLACKSBURG – In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Virginia Tech Athletics and the Hokie Club have announced their comprehensive campaign to uplift women’s athletics, “Elevate Her.”
This initiative helps to meet the most pressing needs for each of Virginia Tech’s 11 women’s sport programs and will assist in generating leadership development programming specifically targeted to more than 240 women student-athletes.
Elevate Her is built to empower Hokie women to become all that they can be both during their time in Blacksburg and beyond. The campaign is aimed at achieving three major goals for women student-athletes and teams: Championships, Leadership, and Equity.
“It’s important that our women who are competing feel like they have just as good of an experience as our male student-athletes,” said Reyna Gilbert-Lowry, who serves as Tech’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Inclusive Excellence and Alumni Engagement and Senior Woman Administrator. “Looking into the future, I would love to see more opportunities and exposure for our young women, and I look forward to seeing this become possible with Elevate Her.”
It’s been more than half a century since Title IX further opened the doors for opportunities for women in sports and education.