Tagged with women

Pat Summitt (1952-2016)

It took something monumental to break me out of tennis mode during Wimbledon 2016. I wish it were not so. Hall of Famer Pat Summitt, one of the greatest coaches in basketball history…no, in sports history…passed away at the age of 64 from complications of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. I never met Coach Summitt. I’ve only … Continue reading

Celebrating Women Athletes: Billie Jean King, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Summer Sanders, Shawn Johnson and Cheyenne Woods Talk About Title IX

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, I am starting a “Celebrating Women Athletes” category on my blog. In this first post, Billie Jean King (tennis), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (track), Summer Sanders (swimming), Shawn Johnson (gymnastics) and Cheyenne Woods (golf) join others at a Celebration of Women in Sports gala sponsored by Coca-Cola and … Continue reading

Hope Solo Reflects On Return To Sweden

United States Soccer Women’s National Team Goalkeeper Hope Solo joined her fellow National Team players for a two-week training camp in Sweden. For Hope, the trip rekindled memories of playing in the Swedish Premier Division after the WUSA folded. Hope had been a member of the Philadelphia Charge (WUSA) before heading to Sweden to play … Continue reading