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Susan Saint Sing '78 to speak at commencement on May 14

Susan Saint Sing

Noted athlete, coach, author and educator Susan Saint Sing, Ph.D. ’78, is slated to be the featured speaker at the fortieth annual Commencement ceremony at 7 p.m., Fri., May 14, in the gymasium.

Saint Sing's eighth book, “The Eight: A Season in the Tradition of Harvard Crewing,” was published in March. While on a lacrosse scholarship at Penn State, she fell while doing gymnastics and broke her neck and back. She suffered paralysis and major soft tissue damage, which caused her to attend a pain control center for 10 years. During her recovery, she discovered the link between spirituality and sports.

In November, she was invited to the Vatican where she had an audience w/the Pope Benedict XVI and spoke to a group about spirituality in sports.

A resident of Stuart, Florida, she is also a crew coach at Stetson University.

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