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Former WNBA Great Anna DeForge to Take Part in Sport and Society Conference

From St. Norbert College, December 21, 2015
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Anna DeForge, a Wisconsin basketball Hall of Famer, five-time European Champion, two-time WNBA All-Star, two-time All-American and one of the coveted five players to be named to the University of Nebraska All-Century team will speak at the Sport and Society Conference hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, May 23-25, 2016. The theme of the conference is "The Business of College Sports."

DeForge, a native of Niagara, Wis., will take part in a panel discussion at Lambeau Field on Wednesday, May 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m. She will be joined by former Packer and current college football analyst for CBS Sports, Aaron Taylor, and sports business analyst, Darren Rovell of ESPN. Kevin Quinn, founding dean of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics and leading sports economist at St. Norbert College, will moderate the discussion.

De Forge is currently living and running her basketball business in Mequon, Wis. She specializes in teaching fundamental basketball skills to young athletes and helping them to instill quality life skills for their futures.

This is the fourth Sport and Society conference of its kind put on by St. Norbert and the Packers. The first conference was held in 2010. This partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher education brings together academics and business professionals from around the country.

The Packers have held their summer training camp at St. Norbert College for 58 years, the longest such relationship in the NFL between a pro football team and a college. For more on the connections between St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, go to http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/training-camp/st-norbert-college.html.

Presentation or paper abstracts will be accepted from now until Feb. 1, 2016, with notification of acceptances shortly thereafter, following review by the conference steering committee. Formal conference registration will open on March 1, 2016, and close on April 1, 2016. Registration will be limited.

For more information on the conference, go to http://www.snc.edu/sportandsociety, or contact Karen Cleereman, conference administrative coordinator, at sportandsociety@snc.edu or 920-403-3777.