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Wine & Cheese Social For Women's Athletic Fund

Hilary Ego was one of several women athletes that spoke to the crowd at the social.

Feb. 13, 2013


It was an exciting evening at the Mendenhall Center on Feb. 6, 2013 when coaches, student-athletes, and community supporters gathered to celebrate the exceptional female sports teams at UNLV with a Wine & Cheese Social. The UNLV Women of Excellence Athletic Fund Advisory Board hosted the event, bringing together UNLV athletics with campus and community members to thank them for their support and to inspire new members to get involved.

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Linda Staley, a former UNLV basketball player and now an Advisory Board member emceed the evening’s program. Amy Bush, Head Coach of women’s golf, expressed her gratitude on behalf of all the coaches for assisting with summer school funding and other program enhancements. Swimmer and SAAC representative Hilary Ego remarked on current fundraising efforts that have strengthened the women’s swimming and diving program. Jordan Hardy from the track and field squad, spoke of the great mentorship opportunities that the Fund has provided her. Volleyball player Madeline Westman outlined her personal experiences at UNLV regarding community outreach activities.

The evening was capped off by the recognition of the Division I Hip Hop National Champion Rebel Girls and their amazing performance. Guests then made their way over to the women’s basketball contest against Fresno State.

The Women of Excellence Athletic Fund Advisory Board would like to thank Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada for their sponsorship and to everyone who was in attendance for making this evening such a success and for all of their continued support towards UNLV Women’s Athletics.

To learn more about the UNLV Women of Excellence Athletic Fund and to donate log on to or call 70-895-1533.

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