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Sterling College to Host Olympic Gold Medalist Leah Amico on April 14


STERLING, Kan. – Sterling College will welcome Leah Amico, professional and inspirational speaker with over 20 years of experience, on Friday, April 14, for two special events. Amico will deliver the Chapel message at 10 a.m. in Culbertson Auditorium in Spencer Hall. She will also deliver a message at the Keynote Event at 7:30 p.m. in the Gleason Center on the campus of Sterling College. The Keynote Event is free but requires a ticket. Reserve your ticket at

“We could not ask for a better way to end the first year of the Warrior Women Leadership Coalition (WWLC). We have enjoyed getting to know Ms. Amico through the planning of this event and are excited to have her speak on campus and share her story with others. It will be a fantastic event and we hope people take advantage of this great opportunity,” said K.C. Bassett, associate athletic director.

Amico is a three-time Olympic gold medalist with USA Softball, a two-time World Champion, a National Softball Hall of Fame Inductee in 2009, and a three-time national champion at The University of Arizona. At Arizona, she was also honored as a three-time First Team All-American and a three-time First Team Academic All-American for her excellence both on the field and in the classroom. Known for being one of the most clutch hitters of all time, Amico still holds the record for highest batting average in the Women’s College World Series. Amico is also a college softball analyst with ESPN and Westwood One Sports, where she imparts her love and knowledge of the game to many fans across the world. Experiencing triumphs and overcoming trials taught her how to perform in pressure situations and helped her climb to new heights of success. The lessons she learned during her collegiate and Olympic journeys have helped Amico to pass on knowledge that can be applied in any career field.

The Keynote Event is free but requires a ticket. Reserve your ticket at

Area high schools are encouraged to bring their student groups to the 10 a.m. Chapel message followed by lunch with current Sterling College Warriors. High school guests may purchase lunch in the College’s cafeteria for a discounted rate of $5. Please email [email protected] to RSVP for your high school group.

The event is sponsored by the Warrior Women Leadership Coalition. The WWLC exists to empower warrior women to pursue leadership roles in all aspects of life, while glorifying Christ. A variety of events are held throughout the academic year for both students and employees.

Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit