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Skylar Diggins wins 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year award
by Swish Appeal
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:47pm

The second year guard had a quantum leap in her 2014 performance after an inconsistent 2013 season. The WNBA has announced that Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins has won the 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player Award. Diggins was second in the league in scori...more

Chicago Sky's Allie Quigley discusses series with Atlanta Dream, winning WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:55pm

Swish Appeal spoke to Allie Quigley before the Chicago Sky's 92-83 loss to the Atlanta Dream in the first round of the 2014 WNBA Playoffs. Quigley discussed having a career year in her hometown, making the adjustment to playing point guard, and being na...more

Help Joanna Hayes celebrate the 10th Anniversary of her Olympic gold medal! #MyMedals #MyStory
by Joanna Hayes
posted August 24, 2014 at 5:09pm

Today, August 24, is the day that I won my Olympic gold medal in 2004 in Athens Greece. Not only did I win the 100 meter hurdles but I broke the Olympic record with a personal best time of 12.37! It is very hard to put my feelings into words but one word...more

Mercury coach Sandy Brondello named the 2014 WNBA Coach of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted August 23, 2014 at 12:22pm

Brondello led the Mercury to a 29-win season, the most in WNBA history. On Friday, the WNBA announced that Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello was named the 2014 WNBA Coach of the year. Brondello just finished her first year in Phoenix, where sh...more

A little bird told me about the MVP
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 21, 2014 at 12:32pm

A source says Maya Moore will win the MVP Award tomorrow.I can't even try to act surprised. ...more

Sold Out Crowd for National Pro Fastpitch Awards Banquet
by anngaff
posted August 20, 2014 at 9:32am

  Hoover, AL – August 19, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch kicked off the 2014 Championship Series week Tuesday night to a sold out crowd for the annual league Awards Banquet. The event is designed to celebrate individual player and team accompli...more

WNBA Rookie of the Year favorite Chiney Ogwumike's winning character shaped by relationship with sister Nneka
by Swish Appeal
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:36pm

Following her sister's lead from the very first time she picked up the ball has helped Chiney Ogwumike develop into a 2014 Rookie of the Year front-runner and potentially one of the best interior players in the league. And although her talent speaks for...more

NCAA – 2014 AWK College Soccer Award Preseason Shortlists
by All White Kit
posted August 7, 2014 at 8:05pm

Here are the shorlists for the annual AWK College Soccer awards, given out each January before the Hermann Trophy announcement. All players for this shortlist must have played one season of DI soccer to be considered, though all players are considered for...more

PEN/ESPN honors Anderson; BASW 2014 lineup announced
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 2, 2014 at 2:02pm

Tweet When hearing the news this week that he had been awarded the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing, Dave Anderson said, ”I’d put that right on the same level as the Pulitzer Prize.” Anderson, a colu...more

NCAA Soccer – 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Award Finalists + Fan Vote Links
by All White Kit
posted January 6, 2014 at 7:06pm

Here are the finalists for the 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Awards. Fan vote poll right under. Fan vote closes Thursday morning, with winners announced soon after. Coach of the Year: Chugger Adair (Virginia Tech) Amanda Cromwell (UCLA) Steve Swanson (V...more

NCAA Soccer – 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Award Semi-Finalists
by All White Kit
posted January 4, 2014 at 5:52pm

(Note to coaches: If you received a ballot but haven’t sent it in yet, you can still do so, but only votes towards semi-finalists will count in the final tally.) Top twelve vote getters + ties in each category are semi-finalists. Coach of The Year...more

Kansas City Shock Head Coach Wendy Louque Finalist Among NSCAA Board of Directors
by anngaff
posted September 20, 2013 at 10:52am

Kansas City, Kan. - Kansas City Shock Head Coach Wendy Louque is making moves during the off-season, off the field and in the office. The NSCAA announced its final candidates for the 2014 Board of Directors election process today. Coach Louque is one of t...more

[VIDEO] Meet the Gatorade 2013 Athlete of the Year Nominees
by Pretty Tough
posted July 23, 2013 at 5:00pm

Pretty Tough interviews nominees for the Gatorade 2013 Athlete of the Year Awards on July 16th: Lauren Carlini, Morgan Andrews, Kendell Williams, Carley Hoover, Mercedes Russell and Sarah Baxter at the W Hotel in Hollywood, California. Two of these girls...more

Calling all Athletes!
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are what’s spread ov...more

Now introducing: MARISSA KASTANEK!
by Marissa Kastanek
posted July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm

Get to know Marissa Kastanek the new blogger for Women Talk Sports who is starting her professional basketball career on September 1, 2013....more

Sooners Pitcher Keilani Ricketts Wins 2013 Honda Cup
by Pretty Tough
posted June 27, 2013 at 10:19am

Sooners softball fans were hardly surprised when Keilani Ricketts, who dominated collegiate softball all season, was named the 2013 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and recipient of The Honda Cup. Ricketts, who has been called “her s...more

Collegiate Women Sports Award (CWSA) Honda Cup airs live on ESPNU Monday
by anngaff
posted June 21, 2013 at 8:45pm

The Collegiate Women Sports Award (CWSA) Honda Cup live show on ESPNU on Monday June 24 at 5p.m. PST. The country’s top collegiate women athletes will be in town Sunday and Monday, and will also participate in Honda Huddle, a community o...more

WNBA All-Star balloting begins Sunday
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted June 14, 2013 at 2:09pm

From the WNBA:       2013 WNBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE TIPS OFF ON JUNE 16   -- Fans Can Vote on WNBA.com, on Mobile Devices and on WNBA Center Court presented by Boost Mobile app --   NEW YORK, June 13...more

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
by stephaniemp
posted March 20, 2013 at 8:59pm

We can’t help but be inspired when we hear about youth who are using sports for good. This spring, let’s honor some young heroes who are changing the world. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is honoring several remarkable young student...more

Eight players added to State Farm Wade Trophy watch list
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 5, 2013 at 3:19pm

As if the list wasn't already long on talent, eight players have been added to the list as potential State Farm Wade Trophy winners: Kelsey Bone of Texas A&M;, Gennifer Brandon and Layshia Clarendon of California, Kelly Faris of Connecticut, Tianna Ha...more

Allyson Felix Presents Sarah Baxter with the Gatorade National Runner of the Year Award.
by stephaniemp
posted January 27, 2013 at 10:36am

            On Friday, January 25, 2013 Sarah Baxter made her way into history class. She was expecting, like every other school day, to learn about impressive men, women and events of the past. What ...more

More year-end best sportswriting lists
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted December 26, 2012 at 7:53pm

  This one from Dan Shanoff, who sold his sports aggregator Quickish to the USA Today Sports Media Group during 2012 and continued to round up great links as he joined its ranks. His top 12 didn’t include my favorite, Wright Thompson’s ...more

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