The NACWAA (National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletics Administrators) convention began today in downtown Kansas City, Mo. as Diamond Dixon was honored as a guest for the opening session in a salute to the “Title IX Olympics” of 2012.
Dixon was joined on stage by Olympic gold medalist Caroline Lind (rowing) and Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long (swimming). The three discussed their own athletic experiences and issues such as Title IX and the lack of female athletic directors in the NCAA.
After the discussion Dixon, Lind and Long posed for pictures with NACWAA members.
Dixon said that it was an honor to have been asked to be a guest at the convention and that this was a great experience for her to be able to speak her opinion about issues in women’s sports. She looks forward to bringing the message of the convention to her teammates at Kansas and possibly getting more involved with organizations like NACWAA in the future.
More to come from the 2012 NACWAA convention tomorrow.