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St. John's Announces Second Annual Golf Classic Honoring Women's Athletics
Second annual Golf Classic set for Monday, Sept. 30.
 
Second annual Golf Classic set for Monday, Sept. 30.
 

Sep 9, 2013

QUEENS, N.Y. - The St. John’s Red White Club announced the date of the second annual Golf Classic, held in support of St. John’s women’s athletics for Monday, Sept. 30 at the North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, N.Y.

This year’s golf classic will honor several former student-athletes: Kristine Fitzpatrick, Track & Field; Paula Migliore, Volleyball; Victoria Migliore Santangelo, Volleyball; Liz Mullin, Women’s Soccer and Virginia “Ginny” Peiser, Softball as the second class of honorees. The 2013 recent alumnae accolades will be presented to Kia Wright, women’s basketball. Additionally, the Humanitarian Award will go to Rosie Viscovich, Class of 1986 and long-time employee.

The 2013 classic will also feature special guest Chris Mullin, a St. John’s basketball legend and 2011 Naismith Hall of Fame inductee. Mullin is St. John’s all-time leading scorer with 2,440 points and helped lead the Redmen to the 1985 Final Four. After his time in Queens, Mullin went on to play in the NBA for 16 seasons, and amassed 17,911 points and was a five time NBA All-Star.

Supporters of St. John’s Athletics will be able to purchase foursomes for the event, as well as attend a special dinner ceremony in the evening. As part of this special exhibition of the great accomplishments and endeavors of the various women’s sports teams at St. John’s, the current St. John’s women’s golf and tennis teams will be on hand to provide individual lessons to interested fans.

Throughout the day, many of the other highly accomplished St. John’s women’s sports programs will be showcasing the various aspects of their teams that makes St. John’s one of the most competitive athletic departments in the country, both on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

The day’s schedule includes registration and brunch at 10:30 a.m., followed by a noon shotgun start for those playing 18 holes of golf. For those participating in golf or tennis instruction there is a 1 p.m. registration time with a lunch buffet and 2-4:30 p.m. golf and tennis instruction from St. John’s current student-athletes. The day will conclude with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner.

To attend this event, please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 25. Spaces are available for a variety of packages, including foursomes, dinner and specialized lessons. To register, view sponsorship information and pay online, visit www.stjohns.edu/golfclassic. For more information, please contact Paul Scalfani at 718-990-5539 or scalfanp@stjohns.edu.

The Golf Classic committee selected this year’s honorees from a field of alumnae who have notably contributed to the tradition and success of the women’s athletic programs at St. John’s. The committee is chaired by St. John’s alum Catherine Camera, Class of ’65, whose wealth of experience and talent has propelled the search for the honorees and the energy surrounding this event.

The inaugural Golf And Tennis Classic was held on Oct. 1, 2012 and honored four alumnae from each of the University’s founding women’s sports - women’s swimming standout Nan Doherty, women’s tennis legend Barbara Perry, women’s fencing great Joan Sheridan La Barge and trailblazing women’s basketball player and assistant coach Kathy Meehan. Also honored at the event was 2011 graduate and four-time track and field All-American Priscilla Frederick and 2013 alumna Dagmara Wozniak, a two-time Olympic fencer for Team USA. Long-time supporter of athletics, Jill Christiansen was presented the Humanitarian Award.

Follow all St. John’s athletic programs on Twitter (@StJohnsRedStorm) and use the #golfclassic hashtag to join the conversation.

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