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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

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

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

A sour turn for a ‘quality’ sportswriting venture
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 13, 2014 at 1:42pm

On Tuesday I write about developments in sports media, and occasionally step back in time to a different era in sports journalism. * * * * * * * * Just as Sports Illustrated was rolling out its 60th anniversary fare last week, the doors abruptly closed ...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

Wendy Parker on the fate of the non-revenue NCAA athlete
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 11, 2014 at 4:57pm

On Monday my post is generally related to a timely sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random. * * * * * * * * I don’t know much about law, economics, business, marketing, publi...more

What habits are YOU bringing in this season? Part 1 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 11, 2014 at 2:47pm

Over the next few weeks we're going to look at your habits as a coach - so you can start the season off right and then maintain that momentum....more

Why WNBA stars struggle to build a brand
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 8, 2014 at 4:15pm

This piece is right on:Not to mention, the WNBA's image is not one that's easily embraced, noted WNBA stylist Rachel Johnson. The sport is seen as aggressive and masculine, which makes the players themselves less desirable when it comes to attracting imag...more

From the archives: The Web and longform sports
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 6, 2014 at 4:58pm

While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * When I posted “The Web’s longform longform sports evolution continues” in September 2012, I had no ...more

Meet the Candidates: 2014 NACWAA Elections
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:36pm

Brought forth by the membership and selected by the Nominating Committee, these 16 women have been slated to represent NACWAA as President-Elect, Board of Directors and Nominating Committee candidates, respectively, in the 2014 Elections. Active level me...more

Transcript: Karen Bryant's farewell speech as longtime Storm executive
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 4, 2014 at 11:56am

Karen Bryant officially retired Thursday as the Storm's longtime executive. She was the organization's first employee hired in 1999 and ushered the 15-year-old franchise through four ownership changes, two WNBA championships and one break from the NBA. F...more

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