With the lacking representation of people of color throughout Cornell Athletics' staff and leadership, Black student-athletes often find their voices ignored.

Student-Athletes of Color Shed Light on Racial Injustice Within Cornell Athletic Community

When Jay Matthews, a rising junior midfielder on women’s soccer, founded WOCCA in March, the need for a space dedicated to Cornell’s female athletes of color was already obvious. Now, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and increased attention to police brutality nationwide, the group is increasingly vital for projecting the voices of Cornell’s black athletes.