ST. LOUIS – Angela Lewis, Director of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) St. Louis Region, owner of Global Athlete Media Network (GAMeN) and a former Billiken basketball standout, will serve as the keynote speaker at Saint Louis University’s Get in the Game Luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Lorenzini’s inside Chaifetz Arena.
Initiated in 2006, the Get in the Game Luncheon supports scholarship and athletic opportunities for female student-athletes at SLU. There is no cost to attend the luncheon, but contributions to the Get in the Game initiative will be collected. For more information, and to register, click here.
Jordan BeSore of the Billiken field hockey team is this year’s recipient. A freshman from St. Louis, BeSore was a two-time All-Conference honoree at Cor Jesu Academy who helped lead the Chargers to the Missouri state semifinals twice, including a runner-up finish in 2016.
In her position with NFTE, Lewis helps inspire students from underserved communities to start businesses and have an entrepreneurial mindset. Through
Lewis has authored three books, and she hosts “The Post Moves,” a podcast on which she interviews current and former athletes who share her passion for using their lives to change the lives of others. She received the Distinguished Young Professional in Education and Youth Empowerment Award from the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis as well as the Robin Roberts Sports Communication Award, and she was honored by Black Girls Rock St. Louis.
A St. Louis native who played for the Billikens from 2000-04, Lewis ranks eighth in field goal percentage (.492) and ninth in points (1,300) on SLU’s career lists. She was a two-time All-Conference USA performer and a two-time recipient of the Arthur Ashe Scholar-Athlete Award. Lewis helped lead the Billikens to the program’s first WNIT berth in her junior season and sank a school-record 15 field goals vs. East Carolina as a senior. Lewis played professionally in Germany and later coached the St. Louis Surge to a Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League championship.
Past recipients of the Get in the Game scholarship are Bailey Strecker (softball), Mattea Wabeke (swimming and diving), Aspen Cervin (tennis), Natalia Yacaman (tennis), Breanna Lockette (softball), Jessica Van Nostrand (softball), Megan Nigbur (track and field), Katie Merritt (cross country/track and field), Natalie Gamez (field hockey) and the inaugural scholarship recipient, Mary Moloney (cross country/track and field).