Leading Waco Women Serving Summit and ATHENA Leadership Award Presentation
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 (10:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (CST)
Leading Waco Women was created to celebrate, empower and develop female leaders in the Greater Waco area. The series will conclude with the Serving Summit on November 7th.
Leading Waco Women Serving Summit ticketholders will join us for a half-day conference (10:30am to 1:00pm) featuring a keynote presentation, lunch, a panel discussion with our four ATHENA Leadership Award Finalists, and the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Award®.
This year's keynote speaker is 11-time Baylor National Championship Acrobatics and Tumbling coach Felecia Mulkey. Coach Mulkey boasts a career record of 106-4 over 12 seasons as a head coach of acrobatics and tumbling.
After guiding the Oregon Ducks to four consecutive NCATA national championships in five years, Mulkey, in her first season as Baylor’s head coach, guided the Bears to the program’s first NCATA national championship, defeating the defending champion Oregon Ducks three times en route to the crown. The Bears posted a program-best 11-0 record. Mulkey was the head coach at the University of Oregon from 2009 through 2014, first at the helm of the competitive stunts and gymnastics team and that evolved into acrobatics and tumbling and the inaugural season of the NCATA in 2011. At the helm of the Ducks, Mulkey boasted a 43-3 overall record while winning four national championships, 30 event titles, 11 All-America honors, two Athlete of the Year accolades, a Newcomer of the Year honor and a Coach of the Year award.
In her 12 seasons as a head coach of acrobatics and tumbling, Mulkey, a native of Atlanta, Ga., has an overall record of 106-4 while winning 11 national titles, 64 event titles, coached 33 student-athletes to All-America honors with seven earning Athlete of the Year awards.
Off the mat, Mulkey works tirelessly in growing the sport of acrobatics and tumbling. She continues to play a key role in the progression of acrobatics & tumbling’s effort to gain NCAA sport status. Prior to the 2010-11 season, Mulkey was a catalyst in developing the scoring format that is currently in practice in acrobatics and tumbling meets. She currently serves as the Director of Expansion for the NCATA (National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association), acting as the liaison between the sport and athletic directors looking to add the sport as A&T pushes into becoming an NCAA emerging sport. It currently has been adopted as an emerging sport by Divisions II and III, with Division I expected to follow suit in the coming months.
Mulkey, a 1998 Kennesaw State health and exercise science graduate, oversaw the development of a program that finished no worse than third nationally from 2001 through 2007. Her success resulted in the program ascending to the Division I level in 2006. Her dedication to her alma mater led her to being inducted into the Kennesaw State Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2019.
Tables of 8 are $900.00 and single tickets are $95. Please note we cannot guarantee single ticket purchases will be seated together.