Darlene A. Kluka Award
The Women’s Sports Foundation relies on research to dispel myths and educate the public about the benefits of sport participation, active living for girls and women, and the role of women as leaders in and through sport.
The Darlene A. Kluka Women’s Sports and Physical Activity Research Award is named for Dr. Darlene A. Kluka, full professor and Dean in the School of Human Performance & Leisure Sciences at Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla. She is also past president of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) as well as a past president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS).
Dr. Kluka has dedicated her studies to providing sound research and projects designed in the area of sport science, particularly with a focus on women. The award was established in 2001 as the Foundation’s way of respecting her leadership, vision and desire to create a legacy that acknowledges the outstanding performance of researchers. It encourages their continued commitment to conduct studies involving women, sport and physical activity.
|Professor Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira||2017|
|Dr. Vivian Acosta & Dr. Linda Carpenter||2012|
|Dr. Carole Oglesby||2011|
|Dr. Don Sabo||2010|
|Dr. Anneliese Goslin||2009|
|Dr. Ellen Staurowsky||2008|
|Dr. Celia Brackenridge||2007|
|Dr. Gertrud Pfister||2006|
|Dr. Kari Fasting||2005|
|Dr. Mary Jo Kane||2003|
|Dr. Barbara Drinkwater||2001|