MADISON, NJ – Madison High School senior Emma Torkelson has been named a recipient of the 2021 National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) Award.
The 35th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day will be on Feb. 3, 2021.
The NGWSD “inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life.”
The NGWSD began in 1987 as a special day to recognize women’s sports. The day united premiere organizations and elite female athletes to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sports, per the Women’s Sports Foundation website. The NGWSD recognizes accomplishments of female athletes, the positive influence of sports participation and the continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.
Torkelson has been very active as a three-sport athlete for Madison, participating in lacrosse, girls soccer and winter track.