The organization was started in spring 1893 as the Gymnasium and Field Association. The name was changed in 1915 to the Smith College Athletic Association. It originally had oversight of all inter-class sports, and later expanded to sanction inter-house and intercollegiate events as well. The group also oversaw parts of such college events as Father’s Day, Field Day, Float Night, and Rally Day.
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