Feb. 22, 2010
MADISON, Wis. - During the month of February, the University of Wisconsin Athletics program will highlight several athletes and historic moments in recognition of Black History Month. As part of this celebration, current student-athletes have recorded public-service announcements focusing on former UW African-American athletes.
Today Alexis Beecham , student-athlete and track runner at the University of Wisconsin, talks about Pam Moore, a national champion sprinter and member of the UW Athletics Hall of Fame.
To listen to the 60-second PSA or to listen to past student-athlete recordings click here.
To read more about Pam Moore., click here. A two-sport athlete in track and basketball as a freshman, Moore concentrated on track her last three years of schools winning 10 Big Ten titles as well as the national 400-meter title in 1981. The Madison native still holds the Wisconsin indoor (:53.88) and outdoor (:53.01) 400-meter records.
To learn more about Wisconsin's African-American athletics heritage see the special section Celebrating Wisconsin's Black History section which includes an historic timeline, stories of athlete pioneers, newspaper articles, photos and biographies on many former UW African-American athletes.
The Big Ten Conference has also continued its celebration of the conference's African-American heritage and will feature daily news articles on prominent Big Ten Conference athletes.
The UW Athletic program salutes Pam Moore, a former student-athlete who has a special place in Badger history. For more on UW Athletics' African-American heritage, visit UWBadgers.com throughout the month of February.