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Idaho State University to Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, February 3

January 25, 2024

Gifrls in Reed Gym celebrating National Women and Girls in Sports Day 2023

Idaho State University will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) with $5 ticket vouchers (no limit), free shirts, and pom-poms during the ISU Women’s Basketball game against Northern Arizona in Reed Gym on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 2 p.m. 

At halftime, the 2024 Trailblazer Award will be dedicated to the late Faye, Naida, and Ruth Yost. The Trailblazer Award is given annually by Idaho State University to a woman or women who have made significant contributions to the evolution of women’s sports. This year’s award will be accepted by Denis Yost, the Yost sisters’ younger brother on behalf of the trio.

The Yost sisters made great strides in women’s sports during their youth in Pocatello. They collectively contributed to all-girls sports teams, and Faye and Ruth established the Ashcroft Family Scholarship for women athletes at ISU. Naida and Ruth graduated from Idaho State University in 1973 and 1953, respectively. Faye did not attend ISU but was a lifelong fan.

NGWSD is presented by ISU’s Department of Human Performance and Sport Studies housed in the College of Education. NGWSD was established by Congress in 1987 as a national day to recognize and appreciate women’s sports. NGWSD honors the achievements of girls and women in sports and the benefits sports and fitness have on the lives of all girls and women.

As part of the celebration, immediately following the game, middle and elementary school children are invited to join ISU women athletes from a variety of sports for a meet and greet and autograph signing in Reed Gym.

For more information about National Girls and Women in Sports Day, please call the ISU Human Performance and Sport Studies Department at (208) 282-5613 or email Dr. Elaine Foster at elainefoster@isu.edu.


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