Wellesley College Seniors Compete in
110th Annual Hooprolling Contest April 30

For immediate release:
April 22, 2005
Office for Public Information

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Hooprolling, an annual Wellesley College tradition for more than 100 years, will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 9 am sharp. The race begins on Tupelo Lane, near the Continuing Education Building on the Wellesley, Mass., campus.

Hooprolling is a race that seniors participate in just before graduation. The winner of the race was originally predicted to be "the first woman in her class to be married." This prediction evolved into "the first woman to become a CEO," and today, "the first woman to achieve success, however she defines it."

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal-arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.


Below: Members of last year’s graduating class at Wellesley College compete in hooprolling contest.