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Claire Smith: A Trailblazer for Women In Sports Media

Monday, February 11, 2019
11:00am – 12:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center

Claire Smith was at the forefront of a revolution in sports writing; a pioneer who did not knock down clubhouse doors, but righteously persisted until they opened. Ms. Smith, currently an ESPN news editor, is the first woman Major League Baseball beat writer and first woman to win the prestigious J.G. Taylor Spink Award, presented annually by National Baseball Hall of Fame.

This event is part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Co-sponsored with Beyond the Field, UConn Athletics and the African American Cultural Center.


Kathy Fischer at

Women's Center (primary), Honors Program, Journalism, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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