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Sun Belt soccer teams join fight against ovarian cancer

September was National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and on the weekend beginning Sept. 15, Sun Belt Conference women’s soccer programs wore specially designed warm-up jerseys in support of Texas State head coach Kat Conner, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year.

The Sun Belt Conference women’s soccer programs stand in solidarity to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to all women. Ovarian cancer is known as the “silent killer” because symptoms mimic almost identically those of IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Through responsiveness and spreading the word to others, Conner hopes to educate all women about potential symptoms.

“The conference coaches have come together in support of Kat Conner, head women’s coach at Texas State, who is now in remission from ovarian cancer,” said Paul Hogan, women's head soccer coach. “We thought it would be a great tribute to her and also a way to raise awareness of this disease."