The Ohio State University at Newark

Girls and Women in Sports Day

Registration for the March 1, 2020 event is now closed. See you in 2021!

National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebration at The Ohio State University at Newark.

Who: Girls ages 8–18 years old

What: Educational and fitness activities with local experts, including keynote addresses from Olympian swimmer Amanda Schneider, Ohio State’s Director of Strength and Conditioning Clare Quebedeaux, and Ohio State Newark student and personal trainer Raegan Donchess

Where: John Gilbert Reese Center, 1209 University Drive, Newark

When: March 1, 2020, from noon to 5 p.m.

Cost: $10 per student payable at time of registration and includes T-shirt and other prizes

Contact: Diane Kanney, 740.366.9333 or

About the Speakers

Amanda Schneider was a finalist in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and a two-time American champion. She graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School and then attended the University of Georgia where she served as the captain of the 1999 NCAA championship team and was a 13-time NCAA All-American Swimmer. Today she resides in Granville.

Clare Quebedeaux joined the Buckeye strength and conditioning program in 2018. She serves as the facility supervisor for the Gene Smith Strength and Conditioning Center as well as oversees softball and women’s soccer. Quebedeaux is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a certified strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach Association.

Raegan Donchess is a senior majoring in social work. A Newark native, she graduated from Licking Valley High School. In 2018 she earned her personal training certification and started her own business, Core Balanced Wellness, to help people achieve their wellness goals through a “health at every size” approach.


NGWSD is powered by the Women’s Sports Foundation and celebrated throughout the year by schools and community-serving organizations across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. For more than three decades, this celebration has empowered women and girls to get moving, reap the benefits of physical activity and push past their limits in both sports and in life. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports and physical activity are the very tools girls need to become strong leaders, both in their own lives and in the world.