Student-Athlete

2015 Gatorade High School Athletes of the Year Announced in Los Angeles

Gatorade held the annual high school Athlete of the Year awards dinner in Downtown LA during ESPY week (Tuesday, July 14, 2015) . In addition to the current Athletes of the Year award winners present for the announcement, also in attendance were such superstars as Abby Wambach, fresh of her World Cup championship with the USA, Julie …

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Dads & Daughters: 10 tips to encourage participation in sports

1. Play Together. When your daughter is young, start to play catch, shoot hoops, jump rope, or toss a Frisbee. Learn to snowboard, ride a bike together, or field goal kicks. Make fitness activities part of your father-daughter bonding. The most active girls have dads who are active with them! 2. Listen & Encourage: Focus …

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Like a Girl

The term #LikeAGirl has never been more relevant

Gender equity in sports may still be lacking, but it’s more important than ever that girls and women be seen as athletic role models, and the term ‘Like A Girl’ be seen as powerful rather than derogatory. The #LikeAGirl campaign makes viewers acutely aware of the way society views women, particularly activities that are stereotypically “girly”. Boys should never  question why girls play, …

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brandi chastain

Brandi Chastain Talks Women’s World Cup, College Cup & More

Every young girl wants someone to believe in her and give her a chance, especially in sports. And sometimes when girls have that opportunity, they leave the entire nation on their feet applauding. Brandi Chastain and her teammates severely altered women’s sports and its impact on the world at the 1999 Women’s World Cup. Now, Chastain is thriving …

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Is Sabina Altynbekova Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball?

A 17-year-old volleyball player from Kazakhstan (before you search Google, it’s a former Soviet republic) is coming under fire, but it’s not because of her athletic skills. It’s because of her looks.   Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, who emerged as a media star during the 17th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship in Taipei this month, is so beautiful that it’s a distraction …

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jennie finch

Jennie Finch Talks Softball, Women’s Sports & Capital One Cup

University of Florida gymnasts Mackenzie Caquatto and Alaina Johnson and softball pitcher Hannah Rogers accepted the Capital One Cup Trophy on behalf of the entire Gator women’s athletics program on Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards. The Cup was presented by Gator great and five-time U.S. Olympian Dara Torres. Earlier in the day we caught …

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