OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro Community & Technical College is hosting the fourth annual Trail Blazer event Thursday, March 4, 2021, with featured guest Julie Croteau, the first female to play and coach in NCAA men’s baseball. Croteau played Women’s Major League Baseball for the Colorado Silver Bullets. Her baseball glove and photo are on permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
“We originally designed this as an event to highlight women in alternative careers. It has developed into a really inspirational experience and even though we will be virtual this year, we did not want to pass up the opportunity for our young ladies to hear from Julie Croteau,” said Mike Rodgers, OCTC’s Chief Institutional Officer.
Croteau’s other notable achievements include an appearance in A League of Their Own film, Coach of the US Women’s National Baseball Team, winning Gold at the World Cup in Canada in 2004 and in 2006 Managing the US Women’s National Team winning Gold in Taiwan.
She is currently serving as Director of Communications for BeWell at Stanford University.
Featured past guests of the OCTC Trail Blazer event included Ashley Parlett, a NASCAR mechanic; Nikki Eplion-Bryant world championship boxing titlist; and Katrina Kidd host of Texas Flip & Move, contractor and restauranteur.
Women of all ages are invited to join us for this inspirational story about setting goals and blazing your own trail. This free event is sponsored by the OCTC Foundation, Inc., the Kentucky Business & Professional Women’s Foundation, the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Hopkins County Business & Professional Women.
A limited number of engagement packages are available and will be mailed to participants so please reserve your spot by visiting the link https://4thtrailblazerevent.eventbrite.com or e-mail [email protected].