Jan. 19, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee soccer legend and Canadian Women's National Team defender Rhian Wilkinson has been appointed to the FIFA Strategic Committee.
With over 140 international appearances Wilkinson, 31, is one of Canada's most experienced players and a member of its Olympic bronze medal winning team at London 2012. Wilkinson starred at Tennessee from 2000-03, totaling 28 goals and a school-record 32 assists. Her 88 points are second-most in UT history.
The Strategic Committee has been established by FIFA to deal with global strategies for soccer and its political, economic and social status. Wilkinson will be working alongside representatives from around the world to develop strategies that benefit the global game.
"It's a great opportunity," Wilkinson said in a release from the Canadian Soccer Association. "I look forward to working as a CONCACAF ambassador on FIFA's strategic planning committee, representing my country and my federation on the international stage."