All-Sports Museum to mark Women's History Month with slate of programs

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State All-Sports Museum will celebrate Women's History Month by hosting two guest speakers and a film this month. All events will be held in the Clemens Family Theater in the museum, and are free and open to the public.

-- At 1 p.m. March 9 and 2 p.m. March 10, the museum will show the film "The Mighty Macs," directed by Tim Chambers, brother of Nittany Lion basketball coach Pat Chambers, and Rated G. In the early 1970s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms – and the school itself is in danger of being sold – Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

-- At 7 p.m. March 13, the museum will host Karen Schuckman, Penn State's first female All-American. Schuckman will share her earliest experiences with gymnastics, competing for a berth on the U.S. Olympic team and her time as a Penn State student athlete. Schuckman was one of 15 women at the time to receive a scholarship to play at Penn State. In her career she won individual national championships in all-around, vaulting and floor exercise.

-- At 7 p.m. March 19, the museum will host Natalie Dell, 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist in rowing. Dell will share what it was like growing up on a farm, rowing with the club team at Penn State and becoming the first of her family to obtain a four-year college degree. Dell shared her pride in being a Penn Stater at the 2012 Olympic Games. She recounts the Penn State family, beautiful campus and collective feeling of community and positivity. As she said, “Add the gratification of hailing from a self-sustaining and student-run crew team … the result is one very proud Penn State graduate.”

Free refreshments will be served at each event. For more information, go to

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Last Updated April 30, 2013