USD Women's Basketball Game, WCC Commissioner Highlight National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration

USD Athletics will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 13.West Coast Conference Commissioner Gloria Nevarez will be a featured speaker at USD's National Girls and Women in Sports Day event on Feb. 13.

The University of San Diego will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) on Thursday, February 13 when women's basketball hosts Pacific at 6 p.m.

USD Athletics is pleased to welcome WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez as a featured guest speaker at a pre-game panel conversation. Programming begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Warren Room inside Jenny Craig Pavilion. After the panel, participants will have a chance to network with USD female scholar-athletes and coaches, courtside in the Power Forward Club and watch the Toreros take on the Tigers.

Nevarez is one of 10 female conference commissioners serving in Division I Athletics and is the first Latin American woman to ascend to the commissioner's chair in Division I. She joined the WCC in 2018 after spending eight years with the PAC-12 where she served as the senior associate commissioner and senior woman administrator overseeing all PAC-12 championships with the exception of football.

Nevarez boasts more than 25 years of experience in Division I with stops at Oklahoma, California and San Jose State. Throughout her career, she has also served on a wide variety of NCAA committees including the NCAA Management Council - the highest level within the NCAA's governance structure that campus administrators may be appointed.

Past speakers for the event include LA Sparks President and COO Danita Johnson and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Julie Foudy.

Tickets for the event are free and include event programming and a game ticket. Light refreshments will be served in the Power Forward Club.

— USD Athletics

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