Saint Leo to recognize National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Saint Leo to recognize National Girls and Women in Sports Day


SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University will recognize National Girls and Women in Sports Day when they host a FREE sports clinic on the morning of Feb. 25 before the softball team's doubleheader with Embry-Riddle, where Tampa Bay Area native and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Melanie Margalis, will be in attendance.

The day will start with a sports clinic for elementary and middle school boys and girls on the University Soccer Field at 10:00 a.m. This event will expose participants to a variety of sports and will teach introductory developmental skill by Saint Leo NCAA student-athletes.  

Once the clinic concludes at 11:45 a.m., participants are invited to stay for free pizza and the softball doubleheader which starts at 12 p.m. at University Softball Stadium.

Melanie Margalis, a 2010 graduate of Countryside High School, won a gold medal with the U.S. women's 4x200 freestyle relay team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Margalis, a 2014 graduate of the University of Georgia, was a four-time letterwinner on the Georgia Bulldogs swim team, where she helped the team capture the NCAA Division I national title in 2013 and 2014.

For more information about Saint Leo's activities for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, please contact Erin Mykleby, at or by phone at (352) 588-8223.

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