NEW YORK - The Columbia field hockey team was in the audience during Tuesday's taping of "Katie," hosted by Katie Couric, for a special episode about women in sports. The show, which will air on Tuesday, July 11, will feature ESPN's Robin Roberts, tennis superstar Venus Williams and actress/talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg.

Players Liz Cruz, Lauren Skudalski, Liz Malone, Christina Freibott, Anna Scipioni, Kimmie Pianucci and Kyle Marsh along with assistant coach Dani Forword and head coach Marybeth Freeman attended the filming.

"It was very special for us to be a part of Katie Couric's show about women in sports," head coach Marybeth Freeman said. "At times, we take for granted the opportunities made available to us today. The 'Nine for IX´ ESPNW series, highlighting female athletes and coaches who broke down doors and changed the face of women´s sports, is tremendously powerful stuff. It just reconfirms the importance of being appreciative for what we have, those who laid the ground work before us and the great things provided to us by playing sports."

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