Citadel Gains First Female Scholarship Athlete
When she signed her scholarship papers on Thursday, August 14, distance runner Mandy Garcia became the Citadel's first female scholarship athlete. Garcia, of North Carolina, will participate in both cross country and track while at the military college. She is currently the only member of the Citadel's women's team, which will compete in the Southern Conference. Coaches and administrators have hailed the move as one more step on the Citadel's path to full acceptance of women.
Media Resources: The New York Times AP Online - August 15, 1997