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The Tigers Wore Pink


Congratulations to the Trinity Soccer Tigers and all generous fans for raising $3,000 to “Kick Cancer” on Monday!  The Tigers wore pink, and the fans eagerly donated to a great cause — supporting breast cancer research and prevention in cooperation with the breast cancer initiative at the Virginia Hospital Center.  Many thanks to everyone for making the “Kicking Cancer” game a great success.

Special thanks to our friends from the Washington Middle School for Girls who came out in force to cheer for Trinity — that’s WMSG Founder and President Sr. Mary Bourdon in the photo above, on the left, and the girls in their school uniforms along with the Trinity Soccer Team.  Trinity has a very special partnership with WMSG at THEARC in southeast Washington.

Trinity’s team played a hard-fought game against Hood College.  Although the final result favored Hood (2-1), in my book the Trinity Tigers are the real winners!  Our athletes in all sports are dedicated to excellent sportswomanship, great teamwork, proficiency in sports skills, good conditioning and fitness, and also community service and academic excellence.

A recent review of Trinity student retention and success shows that Trinity’s athletes have, on average, better grade point averages and higher retention rates than the general student body, and these students also tend to be on the Dean’s List more often, participating in student government and other activities, and exhibiting leadership in many other endeavors.

These results confirm what the Women’s Sports Foundation has long affirmed, that girls and women who participate in organized sports tend to have better health, better grades, fewer challenges with teen pregnancy or drugs, and overall better lifelong fitness and personal satisfaction.  The Women’s Sports Foundation has been a vital partner for Trinity in the development of the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports and our athletics programs.

These great results are not limited to student athletes.  ALL students can take full advantage of the many opportunities for fitness and wellness at the Trinity Center.  From using the Fitness Center, walking track or swimming pool on your own schedule, to participating in the many and varied fitness classes, Trinity students in all programs have access to a wonderful array of fitness opportunities right here on campus.  There’s no charge for Trinity students to use the Trinity Center during the regular academic year; there may be a fee for certain classes or services like personal training.  Stop by the Trinity Center office near the swimming pool to learn more about the many activities at the Trinity Center!

Thanks to the Trinity athletes and all coaches for being great examples of leadership, teamwork and good sportwomanship at Trinity!

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