Gender and competition is talk topic, April 13
Posted April 6, 2005; 05:31 p.m.
Accomplished athlete, coach and athletic administrator Kathy DeBoer will speak on "Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play Differently" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in 302 Frist Campus Center.
The author of a 2003 book by the same title, DeBoer coached volleyball and served as senior associate athletic director at the University of Kentucky . She also has written multiple articles and book chapters on competition, gender, coaching, intercollegiate athletics and sports medicine.
DeBoer played basketball at Michigan State University in the 1970s and competed professionally for two years in the Women's Basketball League, one of the first professional leagues for women in the United States . She was part of the coaching staff for the 1996 Olympics and has assisted with several other world sports events. She currently is the commissioner of general services for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County government in Kentucky.
Her lecture is part of the Princeton Varsity Club's speaker series presented by Glenmede and is co-sponsored by the Women's Center.