Mississippi University for Women is a special and unique place, not only because of its continuing mission that focuses on women's education but of how alumnae/i are extremely dedicated to The W and to each other. You can't show me any other school on this planet - football team or not - that has the level of love and loyalty from its alumnae/i that The W has. I was an unsure college transfer when I stepped onto The W's campus in 1990. I had little belief in myself and what I could do. Over the years, and largely because of MUW, I have grown to a level of confidence that I never imagined I'd have. I have done things that I would never have woven into the tapestry of my wildest dreams twenty years ago. I made - and continue to make - the dearest, most supportive, and most loyal friends I will ever have in my life. All because of The W. There is no other school like The W, and I look forward to the day 13 years from now that I will get to take my daughter to her first semester at The W.