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What You Focus On Expands by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted November 26, 2014 at 2:24pm

Every day when you wake up and take in a new breath of air, you have two choices. You can focus on the negative or the positive....more

Are you in relationship with gratitude? @coachquam
by coachquam
posted November 24, 2014 at 12:35pm

Research shows that grateful people are happier and healthier. How grateful are you?...more

Profile: Jockey Maria Remedio
by femaleonthehorse
posted November 19, 2014 at 2:09pm

When most athletes retire from the sport they are involved in, 99% don’t try to come back to their former sport. Most just ride off into the sunset and carry on with their lives.  Some end up staying involved by being a TV announcer or getting ...more

Top Reasons Girls & Young Women Need Sports
by Pretty Tough
posted November 13, 2014 at 12:24pm

(Original Post) I remember being told by my male gymnastics coach once when I was younger: “You run like a girl.” As I walked back towards the end of the line after finishing my vault routine, I recall thinking to myself: “But I am a gir...more

Church Announces Retirement; 17 New Members Join @NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted November 7, 2014 at 10:03am

Author:  NACWAA November 6, 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Senior Associate Commissioner Barbara Church announced that she will retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. Church has served intercollegiate at...more

Fighting the Good Fight: Women in Racing
by Horsepower & Heels
posted November 4, 2014 at 9:06pm

In early 2007, I picked up a book that would light a spark within me about what I believe is missing for women in motorsports. She Wins, You Win: The Most Important Rule Every Businesswoman Needs to Know The book addresses strategies on how women can ...more

Savoring the things that matter the most
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted October 27, 2014 at 11:48pm

Tweet After cranking out so many sports-and-culture posts on this blog and elsewhere in recent weeks, I’m going through some serious anxiety about whether to continue staking a claim in these debates. Well then, anxiety is a strong word, and I hes...more

#NACWAA14 – Day 3
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted October 20, 2014 at 9:33pm

Author:  Katie Rose Thornton, Villanova University Final day in Looaville. Morning started with an intense dynamic yoga/plyometric workout with Kim Blake from Nike. I’m still sore. Anything that I write about our featured ...more

#NACWAA14 – Day 1
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted October 14, 2014 at 10:12am

Author:  Katie Rose Thornton, Villanova University Hello, Louuvull! This year marks the 35th anniversary of NACWAA, and coincidentally this is the highest attended convention yet. There is no doubt this will be an incredible...more

NACWAA Member Retirements, Promotions and Celebrations
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:26pm

Author:  NACWAA September 25, 2014 Mary Bowman, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Support Services and Senior Woman Administrator, has announced she will retire in December after 19 years at the University ...more

Do you get bored with the basics? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

The better you get at something the more important the basics become. Have a beginner's mind....more

The Moment is NOW by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 17, 2014 at 7:54pm

The moment is NOW! Tomorrow. Next week. Next time. When will I ever get there? One day. Sometime. I should do that. In 5 years... That's on my bucket list. I am going to do that someday!...more

NACWAA Members on the Move & In the News - Sept. 12, 2014
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:17pm

  “I do what I do because I enjoy helping others become successful and watching both my staff and students develop their potential.” Kiki Baker Barnes says. Read the article about Dillard University AD's story featured in New Orleans Mag...more

INTENTION: The What, The How, & The Why by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 11, 2014 at 3:36pm

Your intention can help the universe re-align to make even the most impossible, possible. All you have to do is ask....more

New Book for Student-Athletes: Beneath the College Jersey by Marten Vandervelde
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:35pm

Listen to the interview with Erica Quam and Marten Vandervelde on The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - a brand new resource for women who coach...more

How do you build trust on your team? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:23pm

Building trust is the foundation for the success of your team this year. This is where it starts....more

Lisa McGuirk Named Gannon University AD; 32 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:44pm

Author:  NACWAA August 29, 2014 #MovingTheNeedle: Former Cedar Crest College director of athletics and head softball coach Lisa Goddard McGuirk has been named director of athletics at Gannon University (DII). She will ...more

WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:17pm

USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal. ...more

AWK: Lori Lindsey retires 12 years after turning professional
by All White Kit
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:53pm

Someday there should be a DC Women’s Soccer Hall of Fame, and Lori Lindsey should be in it. The Washington Freedom had a laudable tradition that I hope the Spirit eventually decide to emulate: they created a “Hall of Freedom”, an hon...more

Two NACWAA Members Take AD Posts; 37 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 22, 2014 at 3:48pm

August 21, 2014 Denisha Hendricks, who served for six years as athletic director at Kentucky State University (DII), has been named athletic director of Chicago State University (DI). She will be the second female athletic director in the school's 147-ye...more

What habits are you bringing this season? Part 2 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 20, 2014 at 7:54pm

We're taking a closer look at your daily habits in the following 3 areas: PRODUCTIVITY, SUPPORT, & SELF CARE...more

The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:34pm

Last week, Forbes Magazine released the list of the Top 10 World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2014. This list includes prize money AND endorsements, so it is a true top-ten list. It goes as follows: 2014 Top 10 Highest Paid Female Ath...more

Van Voorhis Named UMass Dartmouth AD; 50 Join NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 15, 2014 at 3:04pm

  August 14, 2014 Amanda Van Voorhis was named director of athletics at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on August 11, effective immediately. Van Voorhis previously served as the interim director of athletics for the past 11 months. She is a 2...more

#NACWAA13 Recap & Reflection
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 11, 2014 at 7:22pm

Author:  Maigan L. Larsen, Wittenberg University As I sip coffee this morning from my favorite NACWAA coffee cup I’m proud to realize that I’ve now been a part of NACWAA for 9 months and 28 days!  I think it&rsqu...more

Why a Woman Coach in the NBA Matters
by One Sport Voice
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:12pm

Becky Hammon, Assistant Coach San Antonio Spurs This summer an NBA team was in the news… for hiring a women to the coaching staff. During the first week of August 2014, the San Antonio Spurs made history when they hired 16-year WNBA San Antonio...more

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