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MDC Women’s Basketball Coach Invited to Attend Historical Event at Library of Congress

Susan Summons

Miami, June 23, 2010 - Susan Summons, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) women’s basketball coach and associate professor in biology, was recently selected to attend a historic reception at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to announce the upcoming World Youth Peace Summit, a global initiative that focuses on issues in the world today that young adults face as scholar students, scholar student-athletes and scholar artists. 

The World Peace Youth Summit will be held next year at the University of Connecticut in conjunction with the World Scholar-Athlete Games and is expected to draw more than 30,000 students from across the globe and 150 foreign ambassadors, as well as members of Congress.

Summons’ accomplishments are many. She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sports. She has served as an ambassador and coach of the inaugural World Scholar-Athlete Games and is a nationally acclaimed sports educator, hall of fame coach and player, professor, master teacher, author and internationally renowned motivational speaker.

In addition, Summons was the first African American woman at the community college level to serve as assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival Team (Bronze Medal), a floor coach at the USA World Championship Trials, and an assistant coach for the USA National European Select Team Tour (Israel, France). She was a pioneer in the first Women’s Professional Basketball League, the WBL, where she played for the New England Gulls. Coach Summons was also a 2009 Pulitzer Prize nominator for the book The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting by Dan Doyle.

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