Tenth Annual President's Tea Held on the UNLV Campus
October 19, 1998
The Tenth Annual President's Tea was held on the campus of UNLV on Sunday, October 4. In what has now become tradition, the tea takes place in honor and acknowledgment of UNLV's female student-athletes. Co-sponsored by President Carol C. Harter and the UNLV Women's Sports Foundation, this year's program took place in the Richard Tam Alumni Center and was highlighted by the presentation of the 1998 Sportswoman of the Year Award by Assistant Athletic Director Lisa Kelleher. This year's recipient was two-time All-American softball player Julie Crandall, who was in attendance to accept the award and speak to the current student-athletes and her former peers in attendance. Crandall graduated with a degree in communications last May and is currently serving as an assistant softball coach at Auburn University.
The program also included the introduction of the 1998-99 UNLV women's teams along with the newest members in the sports of rodeo, track and field/cross country, softball, swimming and diving, volleyball, basketball, tennis and soccer.
The Women's Sports Foundation, chaired by Carolyn Sparks, serves as a support group for the deserving female student-athletes at UNLV by supporting and funding such programs as the letterwinner awards, annual awards banquet, and fundraising efforts for fifth-year scholarships.