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Olympian Erin Hamlin to Speak at UC Luncheon Friday


Event Benefits Women's Athletics at UC


Hamlin will discuss the importance of women's sports, her work as a role model for young female athletes, and the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

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Utica, NY (08/15/2012)
- Two-time Olympian and five-time U.S. Luge National Champion Erin Hamlin, of Remsen, N.Y., will provide the keynote remarks at the Utica College Athletics Spirit Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Clark Athletic Center. Proceeds from the event will support women's athletics at Utica College.

Hamlin's remarks will focus primarily on creating opportunities for the next generation of women's sports, being a role model for young women in sports, as well as the 40th anniversary of Title IX. 

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to share my story, my passion, and support the incredibly important cause of women's sports," said Hamlin.  "Being able to participate in any sport I chose while growing up allowed me to have a solid foundation going into my luge career."

The Spirit Luncheon, which will begin at noon in the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium, will include a buffet lunch, (2) four-game UC hockey passes, (2) season passes for football and basketball, as well as a UC bookstore promotion.  Tickets for the luncheon are $20; to register please call Utica College at 792-3053 or register online at: www.utica.edu/alumni. Seating is limited, register today!

“As a College we are always excited to promote women's athletics in any way possible.  Our female student-athletes are so inspiring and this event will go a long way in helping to support their efforts,” said Utica College Director of Athletics and Physical Education David Fontaine.  “We couldn't be happier to have someone as accomplished and motivated as Erin (Hamlin) to come and help kick off another great year of athletics at Utica College.  Her message to women is a perfect fit for this program and we really appreciate her taking the time out of her busy routine to come speak.”

Hamlin claimed the 2012 United States Luge National Title in March on her home track in Lake Placid, N.Y. is she is considered to be one of the top female lugers in the world.

UC offers 25 Division III intercollegiate sports affiliated with the NCAA, Empire 8 Conference and the ECAC. The Pioneers engage in spirited competition throughout the entire academic year and are well supported by members of the College community and the greater Utica area alike. The department supports 13 women's sports and over 200 female student-athletes.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 3,700 students in 37 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 22 master's and two doctoral degree programs.