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2020 Women's Final Four



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Beyond the Baseline

WHEN: Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5
WHERE: Tourney Town presented by Capital One
COST: FREE and open to the public
Join us for a series of exciting opportunities at Beyond the Baseline. Brought to you by the NCAA and its supporters, we hope you’ll participate in one of the various professional development events on the schedule. Come celebrate women’s basketball and women’s advancement at Tourney Town!
Planning is underway for 2020, to review programming from 2019 in Tampa Bay please see below. 
Impact. Impression. Legacy: Celebrating 10 Years of Beyond the Baseline
Join us for the official tip-off event of the Women’s Final Four Beyond the Baseline Series. 2019 marks the 10-year celebration of the Beyond the Baseline Series which started originally in Tampa. We’ll spend time discussing the evolution and impact of this series over the years and most recently in Tampa Bay and the surrounding communities.   
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. - Panel 
2:45 – 3 p.m.  - Q & A Session
           Moderator: Lynn Holzman, Vice President of NCAA Women's Basketball
           Claire Lessinger, Executive Director of WFF Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee
           Linda Logan, Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission
           India Witte, Executive Director, USF Women Leadership in Philanthropy (WLP)
Mentoring Matters: Lift As We Rise
A deeper dive on the value of mentoring young women and girls in the sports space, and the important impact made by ongoing and intentional efforts.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Panel 
            Moderator: Anna Woodward, Tampa Bay LOC Press Pass Member
            Dr. Michelle Harrolle, Associate Director of the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program, President of WISE Tampa Bay
            Elizabeth Young, Vice President of National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC)
            Alystia Moore, ESPN Programming Coordinator, Women's Basketball (CBB & WNBA)
The Game Has Gone Global / Women Taking Over the World
Highlighting the impact of women in business and in sports from a global perspective. Discussion of how the business of women's basketball continues to move toward globalization. 
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Panel
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. - Q & A Session
            Moderator: Lynn Holzman, Vice President of NCAA Women's Basketball
            Jennifer Azzi, NBA Academy Women's Program Technical Director 
            Bethany Donaphin, Head of WNBA League Operations 
            Sarah McDonald, President of TECO Services, Executive VP Corporate Safety and Environment/Former Collegiate Basketball Player in Canada  
espnW Presents "Around The Rim" Podcast
Women’s basketball analyst LaChina Robsinson, producer Terrika Foster-Brasby, and a host of A-list guests from around women’s basketball join this very special live episode of espnW’s acclaimed podcast, “Around the Rim,” to break down and dive into the 2018-19 season ahead of the National Championship!
1 - 2:30 p.m. -  Podcast
           LaChina Robinson, Lead Presenter 
           Terrika Foster-Brasby, Producer
Girls Got Game
Join us as we discuss the culture of youth sports, Title IX and topics surrounding equality. 
3 - 4:30 p.m. - Panel
            Moderator: Binh Nguyen, Director of NCAA Academic and Membership Affairs 
            Mason Cathey, Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance
            Bree Green, Harlem Globetrotters Athlete, Former NCAA Student-Athlete at University of Texas-El Paso
            Brylee Bartram, Senior Seffner Christian HS
Keeping Kids in the Game: The Benefits of Sports Participation 
Each year, thousands of students suit up for competition. On the court, diamond, field, track or pool, they’re learning principles to succeed later in life. Colleen Healy, former UCONN basketball star and leadership coach, and Missy West, former Duke basketball star and motivational speaker, have formalized critical life-lessons into principles to help form pillars of success to apply towards any athlete at any stage of his or her career. Join these two former collegiate athletes for a brief walk through of the ORCA Principles: (Opportunities, Resilience, Contribution and Accountability), and walk away with a valuable toolkit to help you achieve your next growth milestone.
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Presentation 
             Colleen Healy, Co-Founder - ORCA Leadership, LLC, Co-Director - Beyond the Game Academy, Former NCAA Student-Athlete at the University of                   Connecticut 
             Missy West, Co-Founder - ORCA Leadership, LLC, Co-Director - Beyond the Game Academy, Former NCAA Student-Athlete at Duke University 


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