Wheelock College Director of Athletics Diana Cutaia
has been busy in recent weeks speaking about what she believes is a better way to value athletics and competitive sports. A front-page story in the The Boston Globe
initiated a string of invitations to speak and be interviewed. Recently, Diana was invited by NECN to talk about what parents and their children should be aware
of to be safe at summer camp. Check out her advice here
.In Washington, D.C., Diana was a featured panel speaker for an Aspen Institute event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark Title IX antidiscrimination legislation and the positive impact it has had on women’s sports, while also exploring ways to expand its reach today. During her panel discussion, Diana spoke about promoting development over competition, a topic that she addresses thoroughly in this video
created by the NCAA highlighting the approach she introduced here at Wheelock. Check out Diana’s Aspen Institute panel discussion here .
Diana has championed the cause of expanding access to participation in sports to as many individuals as possible and has been the driving force behind Wheelock’s unique approach to collegiate athletics, which has garnered widespread attention throughout the nation.
The ride continues, just last night being interviewed by Wheelock alum and Trustee, Steve Aveson, on NECN on the topic of Pop Warner and other sports organizations introducing rule changes and guidelines to reduce the incidence of head contact, and the related injuries incurred in football and other sports.