Former female athletes to share experience during All-Sports Museum talk

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State All-Sports Museum will highlight the first 25 years of women in sport at Penn State with a panel discussion featuring four former student-athletes.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Kathy (Mills) Parker, Jana Angelakis, Sherri (Landes) Borrenson and Ann (Carr) Tunney will reflect on their time as student-athletes during the dawn of Title IX.

Parker (Class of 1981), is Penn State’s most decorated women’s track and cross-country athlete. A four-time All-American, Mills won the 1977 AAU National Championship in cross-country as well as claimed national titles in track for the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter runs. Mills also won the Broderick Award three times as the country’s best cross-country runner in 1977 and 1978 as well as in 1977 for track and field.

Angelakis (Class of 1986), was Penn State’s first female national champion in fencing. A four-time All-American, Angelakis was a two-time national champion and a member of the U.S. Olympic team in both 1980 and 1984.

Borrenson (Class of 1977), was one of the first women to compete on a men’s NCAA rifle team. Landes shot a consistent 275+ out of a possible 300 against men and women during her collegiate career and was an outspoken advocate for co-ed rifle competition.

Tunney (Class of 1980), was the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship at Penn State. Carr won the All-Around National Championship in 1977 and 1978, and won the national titles in uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise in 1978. Carr, like Mills, won three Broderick Awards as the country’s best gymnast in 1976, 1977 and 1979.

The panel will be held in the Clemen’s Family Theater, on the first floor of the Penn State All-Sports Museum. The discussion with be moderated by Marie Hardin, dean of the College of Communications. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m., light breakfast refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community.

Last Updated November 04, 2014