While Girls on the Run empowers girls who tend to quit sports at a younger age than their male counterparts, Glamour and Motorola razr also honored a group of talented young women as part of its College Women of the Year. For more than 60 years, Glamour has recognized inspirational college students who have gone on to achieve greatness, including Martha Stewart and Sheryl Lee Ralph.
The 2023 class focused on women in sports this year, including some of the best women college athletes across the country who have risen to the top of their game (literally) and proved that sticking with a sport is always a good idea.
“In addition to the exceptional Women of the Year you see here on stage, we, every year, honor college-age women,” Glamour’s Editorial Director for the Americas Sam Berry said in a speech. “And this year, we created a very special group: the student-athlete edition.”
Each athlete received a custom varsity jacket presented by Glamour and Motorola razr to honor their achievements in athletics. Most of the honorees, including University of Texas champion swimmer Lydia Jacoby, Cornell volleyball powerhouse Sydney Moore, University of Florida’s award-winning gymnast Riley McCusker, and University of Arkansas’s track star Britton Wilson, were able to attend the ceremony in person. Louisiana State University basketball player Angel Reese and Stanford University golfer Rose Zhang were also included, but unable to attend.
“You guys are the very best,” Berry continued. “Thank you so much, keep it up and it’s so lovely to have you here.”
While the College Women of the Year class of 2023 wasn’t at a cell phone-using age when the original razr was at its height of popularity in 2004 (or maybe not even born yet), other honorees at the ceremony can probably remember the hype around the Viva Magenta-colored phone. While the expectations of women have evolved in the decades since Glamour started doing Women of the Year, so has the razr. The flip phone has taken on a new smartphone identity since its reintroduction in 2019. Much like the college women who are trailblazing women in sports, the razr+ became the world’s first clamshell foldable smartphone.
This article is sponsored by Motorola.
This article originally appeared on Teen Vogue.