Save Wayne State Women's Hockey
  • Petitioned Allan Gilmour

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President of Wayne State
Allan Gilmour
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Media at Wayne State
Michigan Governor

Save Wayne State Women's Hockey

    1. Petition by

      Ciara Lee

      Detroit, MI

The WSU Women's Hockey Program was cut and announced on 5-26-11. As a team and staff, we were notified on the same day, without any warning. We were speechless. Without wanting to be anywhere else but here, we figure we ought to find a way to fight.

WSU hockey has not only touched its members and alumni, but thousands in the university and the community.  This program embodied every characteristic of excellence Wayne State and the athletic department fosters.  These women were leaders academically, in the community and on the ice.

We are fighting to get recognized by the athletic department.  The cut came as a result of reduced state funding to higher education institutions.  It is a sad day when quality education programs get cut as a means of pouring more money into counter-productive institutions like the prison system.  This is a huge step backwards for women's hockey as a whole.  Being the only Division I program in the state gave young Michigan girls the audacity to aspire and work to play at this level.  Eliminating this program rejects the values of female student athletes who believe in the promise of a better Detroit, a better Michigan and a better world.

Our goal right now is to get on the agenda for the June 22nd Board of Governor's meeting.  We want a fair chance to present our case and be given a fair decision. Please join us in making a statement and raising awareness to get funding back for our program, so we can continue what we set out to do.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Women Talk Sports' blog post on the team:

    2. Reached 4 signatures
    3. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      USCHO News covers the petiiton:

    4. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      The Ventura County Star covers the petition:

    5. Reached 3 signatures
    6. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Wayne State hockey player interviewed by her local paper: "I was finally feeling like I was getting the ice time I deserved. I was moving up and heading into third year. Everything was coming together and then it all fell apart."

    7. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      From the Detroit Free Press: Wayne State hockey gets ally in Angela Ruggiero

    8. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      The Detroit News covers the closure of the program:

    9. Reached 2 signatures
    10. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Team USA Women's Hockey Olympian Kelli Stack has signed the petition.

    11. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Olympic Gold Medalist Angela Ruggiero has signed and Tweeted this petition:

    12. Reached 2 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • sara apruzzese TRENTON, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      My own 14 year old was planning on making this team!

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    • Sheryl Vickers LIVONIA, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      Save Women's Hockey!

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    • Abdul Monnan INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • over 3 years ago

      Hockey Town needs all of their teams! Let these Ladies play!!!!

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    • Robert Lindsay MADISON, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      The Wayne State Women's Hockey program is an instrumental force and a breath of fresh air in trying to create some parity in the CHA Women's Hockey conference. This conference has been lopsided by Mercyhurst's domination and, as such, the loss of will not only be devistating to the players and staff of Wayne State's program, but to the CHA and NCAA's Women's Hockey as a whole.

      I can only hope that this petition can overturn the decision and keep the program in existence.

      Bob L.

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    • LaMont Ducksworth SAINT CLAIR SHOERS, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      What is college wthout sports, events, and ROTC?

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