Although Nneka Ogwumike missed out on the Olympics, the L.A. Sparks forward has accomplished quite a bit in 2021. And she isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon.
Kjahna O’s lifelong love for football has led her down a winding path in the NFL that led to her closer to her dream role of NFL scout.
After a dominant first 10 games, the Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones is the odds-on favorite to win the MVP award this season, according to DraftKings. But Jones will miss four to six games as she competes for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 2021 EuroBasket tournament.
Cailey Hutchison balances a packed schedule of classes, labs, coaching, and being a professional hockey player for the Metropolitan Riveters.
Jessica Long is one of the most decorated Paralympic athletes there is. As Long prepared for her fifth games in Tokyo, friend and teammate Haven Shepherd was preparing for her first.
A 12-year-old catcher is in a (little) league of her own as the latest in a line of gutsy girls to make history on youth baseball’s biggest stage. But her newfound celebrity has more to do with her stellar play than her gender.
Giving girls a level playing field isn’t just Justine Siegal’s passion. ‘It’s a social justice issue,’ says the barrier-breaking former A’s coach. Her next goal: making women’s baseball an NCAA sport.
Sakura Kokumai, the first American to qualify for the Olympic Games in karate, hopes that her inspiring story and performance will help inspire others to fall in love with her sport.
From Katie Ledecky to Allyson Felix to Mary Lou Retton, many women became household names on the world’s biggest stage.
Whether they’re gunning for their first medal — or another gold — one more shot at ultimate glory is the goal for these athletes, who each have unfinished business at the Games.
As expected, Simone Biles will be leading the charge in Tokyo, joined by three newcomers and two individual specialists on the women’s team.
The ESPY’s honored athletes who have accomplished greatness during the pandemic in early July. Four women were nominated for the Best Female Athlete ESPY award, which Naomi Osaka eventually took home.
As a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Elizabeth Toth is poised to make a name for herself in the National Football League.
The hard-hitting Oklahoma Sooners — led by national player of the year Jocelyn Alo and freshman of the year Tiare Jennings — have shattered home-run records and windshields alike this season.
The New York Liberty had a disappointing 2020 season in the WNBA bubble, only winning two games — their worst season in franchise history. Just a few games into this season, the team already has more wins this year than all of last year as they are making a name for themselves as possibly early title contenders.
Hit with a postseason ban stemming from an academic cheating scandal, Missouri softball was struggling to find motivation and reach its full potential. That is until new head coach Larissa Anderson came in and quickly turned things around.
Women’s Gridiron Foundation CEO Dana Sparling found women’s tackle football when she was 37 years old. She doesn’t want this generation to have to wait that long.
The MMA world may know Holly Holm best for her viral knockout of Ronda Rousey in 2015, but the former bantamweight champion still has her best days ahead of her.
Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson have officially retired from professional hockey, but will continue to fight for the players and for equality in the sport at all levels.
So much has changed in the year since the South Carolina Gamecocks last won the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, but they still managed to leave the 2021 tournament with another title.
Teevyah Yuva Raju is ready and willing to take on any challenge that comes her way. After moving across the country to transfer to Cornell University, she decided to try a new sport: men’s heavyweight rowing.
GoodSport caught up with former U.S. women’s ice hockey team member Shawna Davidson to discuss her incredible career and growing the game for the next generation.
Robin Wallace grew up playing baseball, but never thought a career in the MLB was possible. She’s now the league’s first female full-time scout.
GoodSport met with Teevyah Yuva Raju to discuss her journey as a walk-on coxswain at Cornell, her internationally recognized agriculture research, and increasing opportunities for minorities in rowing.
Gaby Chau, a former fencer for Boston College, is one of the youngest coaches to lead an NCAA Division I team.
Orlando Pride’s Toni Pressley defeated breast cancer, and now she’s using her voice to inspire other women to be proactive about getting tested.
Emily Jaenson of the Reno Aces is the first female General Manager in Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League in nearly two decades.
These 10 women are some of the greatest coaches of all time–they have driven their own teams to greatness, and raised the level of play for all of women’s athletics.
The four women who make up the U.S. Women’s National Beach Volleyball team and the fourteen women who make up the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Volleyball team all carry with them a long list of accolades that displays their athletic prowess–these are just a few of those names you should know.
Although 2020 seasons continue to be put on hold, the NCAA will allow all student-athletes to wear patches on their uniforms for commemorative or social justice purposes moving forward.
The biggest names in U.S. Softball including Rachel Garcia who is set to compete in the Olympics.
In the first part of the 2019-2020 season, Sam Kerr, captain of the Australian National Team, relinquished her commitments to the W-League and the NWSL and signed with Chelsea FC Women, bringing her unmatched dominance to one of the greatest leagues in the world.
Women are changing the game in sports. Here are some of the trail blazers and role models that you should know.
These ten ballers not only dominated on the national stage, but also on the global stage.
Kelley O’Hara’s impressive soccer career spans numerous teams and positions, and she hopes to use her success to inspire other female athletes.
Megan Rapinoe is much more than just a soccer star on the Women’s United States national team. Rapinoe is a vocal social activist who never shies away from controversy.
Childhood prodigies Valentina and Antonina Shevchenko reign supreme in both kickboxing and MMA.
The 2020 WNBA Draft featured a number of successful NCAA women’s basketball players–these five are expected to make an immediate impact for their teams in the upcoming season.
Maryam Shojaei is the sister of Iranian soccer star Masoud Shojaei, and has been campaigning for all Iranian women to attend soccer games and put an end to a 40 year ban.
Why The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Is The Most Dominant And Beloved Squad On And Off The Field
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has been one of the most successful and influential teams to wear the United States jersey, or any jersey, for that matter, over the past 25 years.
While Hilary Knight never intended on stepping into the spotlight, her poise and persistence on and off the ice has made her the face of change for USA Hockey.
The Memphis Grizzlies added Sonia Raman, all-time winningest coach in MIT athletics, to their staff as an assistant. Raman’s hire makes her the 14th woman in NBA history to hold a coaching position.
Ali Krieger’s road to success has been anything but a straight line, but her unwavering dedication to the sport and to her teammates make it easy to see why she is invaluable to the USWNT.
Tatiana Suarez had her sights set on an Olympic gold medal, but discovered a new passion after thyroid cancer sidelined her from the 2012 Summer Games.
Sue Bird will go down in history as one of the best basketball players in the world, but she’s more concerned with what happens off the basketball court.
Overcoming adversity to win Olympic gold, swimmer and civil rights attorney Nancy Hogshead-Makar has dedicated her life to fight for equality.
Sarah Dowalo and Regan Ware began their softball collegiate careers at different schools, but transferred to La Salle University for a new environment.
The top prospect in the 2020 NHL Draft is represented by Émilie Castonguay, who could make history as the first female NHL agent to work with a No. 1 pick.
P.V. Sindhu became the youngest Indian Olympian to medal in an individual event when she was 21 years old. Since 2016, she’s already accomplished much more.
University of Colorado senior women’s administrator and former women’s basketball coach, Ceal Barry, retires after a storied career and 37 years in University of Colorado athletics.
Endurance athletes regularly push their bodies to places that many humans simply can’t. Here are 10 impressive endurance athletes you should know.
Kendall Coyne Schofield has competed on the highest world stage and made history. Now she’s encouraging young girls to do the same.
Deandra Duggans is a top marketer in one of the most powerful sports leagues in the U.S. She worked hard to land a big job with the Baltimore Ravens.
Army’s coach Kristen Skiera has been with the program since their start as a varsity sport, a position she has been in before at the rival Naval Academy.
Sara Cox’s refereeing career in rugby has only just begun, but it’s already a career destined for the history books.
Mountain biker Kate Courtney is the first American to win the overall World Cup in 17 years and the fifth American woman in history.
Carol Hutchins, the winningest coach in NCAA softball and Michigan athletics history, knows more women belong in head coaching roles.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Weili Zhang put on a fight for the ages at UFC 248 in March 2020. The fight lasted five rounds and ended in a split decision.
Danielle O’Toole may have to wait to fulfill her dream of playing in the Olympics, but the former college star is improving her game at the professional level.
Sis Bates is a defensive wizard who has turned the college softball world into her own personal stage to show off her greatness.
Alyssa Nakken made MLB history when she joined the San Francisco Giants as a full-time coach in 2020.
Brandi Rhodes wants to level the playing field in the male-dominated sport of professional wrestling. So she created a community for female fans.
We all know siblings have rivalries in sports. These siblings push each other to excel and are each other’s biggest fans.
EVERYBODY knows about Venus and Serena but there are many other super sisters in sports. Here are some that you may not have heard of.
Caroline Marks is already making waves. She has 17 national titles and a spot on the Team USA’s Olympic surf team, and her career is just beginning.
You might not have heard these names before, but watch out. These women are fearless and dominating their sport.
Top performers in every walk of life share one trait, confidence. Here are some words of wisdom from sports legends of yesterday and today.
Ronda Rousey is long gone but some amazing women are mixing up the mixed martial arts world.
There has been much talk lately about women competing for positions in traditionally male sports. Will it happen? Logic is on the side of yes.
These are some amazing women who absolutely dominated at the collegiate level.
Winning is the first priority for any NCAA or NFL football team, and the sports community at large is starting to realize that women can add to the equation.
Basketball legend Sue Bird missed all of the 2019 WNBA season due to injury. Now, she has her sights set on another comeback.
A pioneer in women’s gaming, Steph Harvey holds her own in the sport.
Women have become fixtures in boxing, in part due to the popularity of one fighter, who is also the daughter of the sport’s most famous figure.
Suzy Whaley knocked down many barriers to become the first female president in the storied history of the PGA of America.
These 10 women are inspiring athletes that elevated their game higher than anyone else to become among the best female athletes of all time.
In the world’s oldest active street car endurance race there have been very few all-woman teams and none in the LMP2 Division until 2020.
Whether she’s on the mound or hitting, Rachel Garcia of UCLA has excelled enough to be considered the best player in college softball.
Kim Mulkey was part of Louisiana Tech for nearly 20 years, but when her loyalty wasn’t rewarded she found success elsewhere.
Against all odds, Katie Sowers coaches in the NFL and has made history in the process.
Sage Erickson is making waves in professional surfing. She won her second U.S. Open title in 2019, the first time the tournament awarded equal prize money.