I honestly didn’t know what to expect coming on a trip where I knew zero of thirty-four people. But after four days, I’ve realized I couldn’t have made a better choice than to be in Dallas with the WKU Sports Management team this week. Sunday proved to be no less exciting in terms of adventure. The day started like any other day in Texas, with a cowboy hat. After some smiles and laughter about Dr. Gibson’s cowboy hat, we were on our way to Southern Methodist University.
Our stop included a visit to the Dedmon Center for Lifetime Sports at SMU, as well as some of their athletic sports facilities. Our tour guide, Jorge Juarez, provided us with a wealth of information about all of the SMU facilities. We even had the opportunity to meet Rickey Dudley, a former NFL football player and Ohio State alum while visiting the Moody Coliseum.
Our next stop was a cultural stop at the JFK Museum and book depository. The visit to the grassy knoll and museum was a very humbling experience. The magnitude of November 22nd, 1963 is undeniable after visiting this historic place. On the advice of our food knowledgable driver, we finished our day with some excellent Mexican food for dinner.
–Katie Flath, Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Administration with a concentration in Facility and Event Management