April 9: Women's Athletics Alumni Day

 
 

Former female athletes are invited for a special day on campus to reunite and to network with current students. This has become a great tradition at Emory & Henry!

Schedule for the day:
10 am: Career Panel featuring former E&H athletes -- including Tracy Ross ('97), Kay Turner Poindexter ('84), Sarah Caldwell Wellenhoffer ('04) and Kathy Cox ('91). Read more about the panelists below!
11:45 am: ODAC championship tennis teams honored! Teams of 1985, 1986, and 1987.
Noon: E&H Tennis match
Free Hotdogs from Noon until 2 pm
Weather note: If the weather is cold, we'll still do the career panel in Wiley, and then work out some photos with the new banner. Lunch will be in the cafeteria (former women athletes will be our guests!). The tennis match may be held at an off-site location -- but that will be determined later in the week.

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Women’s Athletics Alumni Day Career Panelists

Tracy Ross (’97), a native of Richmond, VA, earned a B.S. in Business Management.  Nicknamed “T. Ross, The Boss”, Tracy played #1 singles in tennis in all four years that she was a student-athlete at E&H and earned a national ranking in both singles and doubles during her collegiate playing career.  She was a Creed-Fulton Scholar, and also a member of the Homecoming court and Alpha Beta Chi sorority.  After graduation, Tracy held sales and marketing positions representing some of the most recognizable brands in the world including Pillsbury, Michelin, Miller Beer, Captain Morgan Rum and many more. In her most recent corporate role, she rose to be Sales Manager for the entire commonwealth of Virginia for the largest spirits and wine distributor in the U.S.  In 2013, Tracy created her own company called 3inspirations which is a company designed to encourage and inspire others through inspirational apparel and merchandise.  In early 2016, she took a greater leap of faith and decided to exit corporate America altogether in an effort to pursue her dream of helping others.  She is excited about this new chapter in her life and looks forward to sharing her story in hopes of helping others find their purpose and worth.

 

Kay Turner Poindexter (’85), a member of the E&H Sports Hall of Fame, helped to usher in the ODAC and NCAA eras of women’s basketball at Emory & Henry.  The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) first sponsored women’s sports in 1982 and Poindexter earned All-Conference basketball honors in each of the first two years that E&H competed in the ODAC.   Poindexter helped the team to its first 20-win season in 1983-84 during the third season under long-time coach Joy Scruggs.  Poindexter was selected as the ODAC Player of the Year and was also an All-State selection in 1984.  After graduating with a degree in Health and Physical Education, she went on to work in the aerospace, telecommunications and distribution industries for many years.  Poindexter is now employed by the Roanoke City Public Schools working with middle school administrators.  Kay is a member of the E&H athletics department I-HEY (I Help Every Year) Advisory Board and her daughter, Tyler Kay (or TK) Poindexter, will attend E&H in the fall of 2016.

 

Kathy Cox (’92) participated in intercollegiate tennis and volleyball at E&H, and also in the club softball program.  A double major in Economics and Management, she was a member of Blue Key, Student Government and was involved in what was then the fledgling Outdoor Program.  Since graduating from E&H, Cox has worked for four different Fortune 500 companies including York International, Pitney Bowes, Johnson Controls and Trane (Ingersoll Rand).   She is currently employed by Trane as a Complex Energy Solutions Manager and is a member of the US Green Building Council, the Energy Services Coalition and is Green Mechanical Certified.  Cox is also a member of the I-HEY Advisory Board. 
Kathy has a son, McCloud, who is currently in his freshman year at Virginia Tech and a daughter, Callee Frances, a junior at Marion Senior High School.  Kathy currently resides in Marion, VA with her children.



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