athletes

Six exceptional girls vie for Gatorade Athlete of the Year honors

A dozen exceptional student-athletes — six girls and six boys — are contenders for the ninth annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award. On July 12 in Los Angeles, one of each will be named prep sports’ Male and Female Athletes of the Year. FEMALE NOMINEES Volleyball: Krista Vansant of Redlands East Valley High …

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New wave of reality TV showcases athletes off the playing field

The idea of a “sports reality show” seems redundant – after all, aren’t sports the original reality TV?  However, it’s clear that being in the spotlight on game day isn’t enough for many athletes. Going well beyond the anticipated antics of “T.Ocho,” jocks are hitting the airwaves with concepts ranging from finding their next girlfriend …

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Mother’s Day: See Mommy Run

More and more, elite female athletes are taking on a challenge greater than sports. They’re returning to the competitive world of sports while juggling motherhood. Soccer moms have led the charge. The U.S. Women’s National Team has consistently featured mothers on its roster since 1994, when Joy Fawcett became the first “Soccer Mom” to give …

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Tubular Girls spotlighted in July issue of Vanity Fair

The latest issue of Vanity Fair (July 2009) wants you to meet the newest female stars of surfing. The VF spread, featuring Alana Blanchard, Sally Fitzgibbons, Sofia Mulanovich and a bevy of other surfers (promoting next month’s US Open of Surfing) show that fifty years after Gidget stirred up waves in the male-dominated surfing world, …

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Williams’ sisters, WNBA players nominated for BET Female Athlete of the Year

The 2009 BET Awards will be hosted by Jamie Foxx and aired live from Los Angeles, California on June 28th. So who will walk away with the “Best Female Athlete”? Will your pick for “Best Actress” make her way to the podium? Find out when artists and trailblazers all gather under one roof to celebrate …

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