HFCC recognizes female athletes on National Women in Sports Day

Photo by Daniel Grezner

Henry Ford Community College President Gail Mee (left) and HFCC Athletic Director Rochelle Taylor prepare gift bags for National Women in Sports Day festivities at the college.

By Daniel Grezner
Feb. 1 was a very special day for the Lady Hawks of Henry Ford Community College. All female student athletes attending the Dearborn public junior college were honored by the school during halftime of the women’s varsity basketball contest to celebrate National Women in Sports Day.

The event, held in the campus Memorial Gym, proved to be a real winner, starting with HFCC President Gail Mee, who was in attendance, with Vice President Reg Gerlica and other administration staff.

Mee had one of the best seats in the house, sitting in the front row at center court. Her upbeat attitude and positive outlook led the way for all the women who were present during the festivities.

Lady Hawks cagers have struggled this season and own a 5-13 overall record. None of that mattered on the night set aside to pay tribute to the women whose names appear on the rosters of the basketball, volleyball and softball teams at HFCC.

Athletic Director Rochelle Taylor did a fine job in putting the evening’s program together, including a T-shirt and gift bag presented to all the honorees. A mixed crowd of 100-plus students, parents and fans found their way into the HFCC gymnasium for a fun night of activities.

Now, if only the Lady Hawks can manage to elevate their performance and win more games, then more victory smiles will be seen on campus.

The HFCC men’s basketball team is playing quite well. Hawks cagers have posted an overall 14-6 mark under coaches Abe Mashhour and Terry Mills. With the current season nearly over, it might be a good time to take in a game.