Walker named St. Margaret’s new athletic director
St. Margaret’s is pleased to announce that Cynthia T. Walker ’99 has been selected as their new Athletic Director. Walker brings a wealth of experience as both an athlete and an administrator. After graduating from St. Margaret’s, she received a full scholarship to play volleyball at the University of Florida. She later transferred to Longwood University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology.
When asked about Walker’s return to Tappahannock, head-elect Lindy Williams said, “It gives me great confidence knowing that one of St. Margaret’s own will lead our athletic department. Cynthia is a visionary whose experience as an athlete, leader, and motivator will bring expertise, direction and excitement to our athletic program.”
Cynthia’s is currently working as the Athletic Director at Chesapeake Academy in Irvington, Va. where has served as the head coach for 6 different sports, implemented an awards banquet ceremony, expanded the number of sports teams, and provided stability for the entire department. Additionally, Walker has done a tremendous amount of work for multiple YMCA locations. Such work includes acting as the director of Youth and Family Services, Camp Director, Program Director, and even PE instructor.
Walker has stayed close to her Northern Neck roots by volunteering in multiple capacities, working at the Richmond County YMCA auction, helping with the Church of the Visitation food drive, and developing an Around Town Scavenger Hunt for Chesapeake Academy.
When asked about Walker’s return to St. Margaret’s, Margaret Broad said, “Cynthia has always been an outstanding athlete. During her St. Margaret’s years, she led many teams to league and championship titles, yet her greatest contribution was always her spirited dedication to each team and each team member. We’ve enjoyed watching her lead her Chesapeake Academy teams with that same dedication. We are all excited to see this same exuberance from Cynthia once she assumes her new role on July 1st.”
Walker’s enthusiasm for her new position was evident when she said, “I cannot express how proud it makes me to have the opportunity to return to my St. Margaret’s family as the new Athletic Director. My years in Tapphannock were paramount to my growth as an athlete, student, and a woman. Having the chance to lead the young women of St. Margaret’s on the court and field is a dream come true for me.”
St. Margaret’s also welcomed another local face to campus this winter, Lindsay Harmon. Lindsay has joined the school’s Development Office as the Director of Alumnae Relations and has been working as an assistant varsity softball coach. Lindsay was an avid softball player during her high school years and continued her involvement at James Madison University, where she earned a B.A. in communications studies with a concentration in public relations as well as a B.S. in kinesiology with a concentration in sports management. She combined her love of sports with her area of professional expertise in Richmond then Atlanta working for the Braves.
When asked her thoughts about her return to the Northern Neck Lindsay said, “Joining the St. Margaret’s community has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to return home as well as develop my professional skills while working with the Alumnae and Parents’ networks. When I was then offered the chance to help out with the Softball team, it was a dream come true for me.”
- Submitted by St. Margaret’s School
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