UW-Green Bay well represented at SNC’s Sport and Society conference

Women’s basketball coach Kevin Borseth, a slew of former Phoenix athletes and others with ties to UW-Green Bay represented the University well during St. Norbert College’s Sport and Society Conference, which wrapped up Wednesday (May 21) in De Pere. The theme for the conference was “Women in Sports,” and a Wednesday panel titled “Women Athletes: How has the Sports Landscape Changed?” featured Phoenix alumni Natalie Berglin-Van Roy, Adrian Ritchie, Nicole Soulis and Julie Wojta. Past player and award-winning high school coach Sara (Boyer) Rohde spoke on a coaches’ panel with Borseth, and the conference also featured individuals with less-direct ties to UW-Green Bay. Players panelist and St. Norbert soccer star Katie Vanden Avond is the daughter of UW-Green Bay alumnus Keith Vanden Avond; and former Phoenix Associate Athletic Director Amanda Braun, now AD at UW-Milwaukee, appeared at the conference as well. St. Norbert’s Director of Media Relations, Mike Counter, was one of the conference organizers — he’s also a UW-Green Bay alum. Prof. Emeritus Tim Meyer, who attended the conference, tells us that “without UWGB, the conference would have missed a huge dimension to the theme. As usual, UWGB people were superb and glad to be there.” Several of the folks with UW-Green Bay connections were featured in media coverage of the event, including this column from today’s Green Bay Press-Gazette.