EAST LANSING, Mich. - Jan. 21 - Olympic gold
medalist Sheila Taormina of Detroit headlines the list of keynote
speakers and workshop presentors at the 1999 Women In Sports
Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Michigan High School
Athletic Association, at the Sheraton Lansing Hotel, Feb. 7-8.
-- Dennis Harland, registered MHSAA official, Flushing; and Linda Harland, teacher/coach, Flushing High School; will present a student workshop, "Initiating a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program for Your Team."
-- Mary Lillie-Cicerone, Basketball Coach, Birmingham Marian High School; will present a coaches workshop, "How to Select Team Captains."
-- Jane Bennett, Athletic Administrator, Ann Arbor Huron High School; will present an administrator/coach topic, "How to Build a Program in Your Sport."
-- Lisa St. Clair, Director Health and Safety Dept., Lansing Red Cross; will present the topic, "Sports First Aid."
-- Sheryl Solberg, North Dakota High School Activities Association; Linda Hoover, Teacher/Official, Marshall; and Christi Brilinski, Teacher/Official, Boyne City; will team up to lead a student/coach workshop, "Valued Team Captains - From an Officials Point of View."
-- Delores Elswick, Athletic Director, Detroit Renaissance High School; will present a student/coach topic, "Dress for Success."
-- Andy Rio, retired teacher/administrator, Detroit Public Schools; will present an administrator/coach topic, "Dealing with Unruly and Overdemanding Parents."
-- Tracy Hanson, current LPGA professional; will be the speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast the morning of Feb. 8.
-- Meg Seng, Volleyball Coach, Ann Arbor Greenhills
High School; and Sue Heinzman,
-- Greg Myer, Sports Biochemist, Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center; will present the student/coach topic, "Knee Injury Prevention."
-- Lynn Benedict, Secretary of West Michigan Officials Association, Wyoming; Bob Wolf, Official, Wyoming; and Kendra Stanton, College Student/Official; will team to lead the student topic, "Why Officiate - Finding a Mentor."
-- Dr. Carol Boyd, Director, Substance Abuse Research Center, Ann Arbor; will lead the student/coach topic, "Smoking and Young Women."
In addition, there will be a Student Leadership
Workshop each day, conducted by David Dye of the Ruster Foundation
of Sturgis. This has been one of the most popular student attractions
of past Women In Sports Leadership Conferences.