Individual sports like tennis have produced some of the most affluent female athletes across the globe–team sports are still catching up.
ONYX host Monica McNutt sat down with RISE CEO Diahann Billings-Burford for a conversation about equity, social impact, and race in sport.
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.
The biggest names in U.S. Softball including Rachel Garcia who is set to compete in the Olympics.
The boston marathon didn’t allow women to compete. Kathrine Switzer got lucky but had to fight off bias and a physical assault to finish.
Gevvie Stone is an Olympic medalist who is also training to be an emergency room physician.
These ten ballers not only dominated on the national stage, but also on the global stage.
Girls on the Run is an after-school program designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength.
Odessa Jenkins wants people to know that women play tackle football, too. The Women’s National Football Conference is showcasing what these women can do.
Emily Zaler joins growing list of women in the NFL to be hired in full-time coaching roles.
Move United, formerly known as Disabled Sports USA, is the leader when it comes to creating athletic opportunities for kids and adults with disabilities. GoodSport is a proud partner of Move United, covering its events while creating compelling video content for the organization.
Tristin Keller didn’t expect her Twitter post about her first varsity football start to go viral, but she’s used this as an opportunity to inspire young girls everywhere.
Sports bras are essential for young girls who want to compete in sports, but aren’t accessible to everyone. The Sports Bra project wants to change that.
She’s a legend in field hockey and lacrosse who now helps young African-American athletes as co-founder of the Black Women in Sport Foundation.
Manon Rhéaume is the only woman to ever play in any of the major North American pro sports leagues. In 1992, the goalie played in a preseason game for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Oh, and she was only 20 years old.
At nine years old, Pepper Persley has taken the 2020 WNBA season by storm, shining a bright spot on an unconventional season.
Brazil’s Women’s National Soccer team was recently given equal pay to their male counterparts. What does this mean for soccer in the rest of the world?
Allie Quigley is the Chicago Sky’s all time point scorer. Here’s a look into how she got there.
Raised in Flint, Michigan, Shasta Averyhardt has beaten the odds to become a top golfer on the LPGA Tour.
Sumo wrestling is recognized as the national sport of Japan. It’s also traditionally been a male-only sport, but it’s gaining popularity among women and they are fighting for their place in history.
Former UFC champion Miesha Tate came to the rescue when six-year-old Kai broke her arm atop Nevada’s Mount Charleston
The NWSL have announced that they will have a new team for the 2021 season; Racing Louisville FC. Additionally, they will run a youth academy that started in March.
Kelley O’Hara’s impressive soccer career spans numerous teams and positions, and she hopes to use her success to inspire other female athletes.
A war cost Christy Gardner her legs, but it couldn’t take away her fighting spirit.
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.
Tori Miller used her basketball experience and perseverance to become the first female general manager in the NBA G League.
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert has a strong basketball background which suits her perfectly for her role as the leader of the league.
It’s not a secret that girls and women are interested in baseball, but many don’t have an opportunity to play the game they love.
The WNBA 2020 Season will be dedicated to fighting systemic racism in the United States. Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed at the hands of Louisville Police Officers, will be featured on the back of their jerseys as the first motion of the league’s new platform, The Justice Movement.
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.
Gina Carano proved that there was a market for women’s mixed martial arts years before the sport’s mainstream success.
Star actress Geena Davis made the shift from acting to professional archery late in her career, and her promotion of girls and women in sports has remained unwavering.
D-D Breaux, the longest tenured coach in the history of the SEC, resigned as Louisiana State University head gymnastics coach in August 2020.
Being relentless is a powerful tool in sports and in life. Emily Pappas is helping young girls optimize their performance in both sports and in life.
Michelle Tom returned home to help a community in its battle against the deadly pandemic.
Gianina Thompson uses her drive and perseverance to land big jobs in the sports industry.
Iraqi War veteran Melissa Stockwell found a new passion in sports after her life-changing injury. She tells all in her new book, The Power Of Choice.
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.
Stanford soccer star Sophia Smith is expected to take the NWSL by force as she transitions from the NCAA into her professional career.
The Challenge Cup tournament brought in historic viewership numbers for the NWSL, thanks to broadcasting deals with CBS and Twitch.
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.
Serena Williams and Lindsey Vonn are some of the best at what they do on the court and on the slopes, and they look stunning while doing it.
A tweet from Utah Royal’s attacker Tziarra King called the NWHL to action. It resulted in an improved apparel line with better representation.
Kim Perrot helped lead the Houston Comets to back-to-back WNBA titles in 1997 and 1998. She died of cancer during the 1999 season, but her legacy lives on.
Columbian flyweight Alejandra “Azul” Laura’s viral 2019 weigh-in brought urgent attention to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
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.
Australia and New Zealand to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup–what could this tournament mean for these countries and women’s soccer?
After two retirements and three children, International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Kim Clijsters is ready to compete on the world stage again.
Simone Manuel creates her own special lane in swimming, winning gold medals on the way to making history.
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.
Emily Kwok was one of the first women to compete in jiu jitsu and eventually became a two-time IBJJF World Champion.
Corliss Fingers has been pushing athletes to be their best despite whatever challenges stand in their way.
These female athletes are doing much more than stealing the spotlight in their sport–they are using their platforms to fight for social justice.
Natalie Portman is one of many star-studded owners to have a stake in the newly announced NWSL team, bound for Los Angeles.
Odyssey Sims gave birth to her son in April. Four months later, she is back on the court ready to compete for a WNBA Championship.
The 1996 Olympics brought us some of the greatest moments in sports history. But more importantly, it changed the landscape of women’s sports in the U.S.
Kathryn Nesbitt made history as the first woman to referee an MLS Championship game, but she’s proven to be more than qualified for the job.
Michelle Carter, a gold medalist in shot put, uses her platform to help young girls achieve their goals and dreams.
Claire Gaston didn’t set out to become a role model, but she became one to many young girls after drilling her first field goal for Mater Dei High School.
Crystal Dunn is as versatile off the field as she is on it. The soccer star is using her voice and standing in the game to help in the fight for gender equality.
Nicole Lynn makes her mark in the world of professional sports agents.
Several team owners and players in the Negro Leagues were women, and their trailblazing contributions helped keep the league alive for several seasons.
Ellen Hill Zeringue used persistence and hard work to land a big job with the Detroit Tigers, and she hopes to set an example for young girls.
From her years as a champion in the WNBA and the Olympics, Dawn Staley has continued to be a dynamic leader off the court.
Andia Winslow was the first Black female golfer to play in the Ivy League. She’s also a fitness expert, voiceover actor, and activist.
Naya Tapper didn’t start playing rugby until college. Now’s she the one everyone is chasing in the sport as she sprints towards greatness.
Lesley Visser is a sportscaster who has broken all the barriers and has a career defined by firsts.
Candice Storey Lee waited patiently to make history at Vanderbilt University as the first black athletic director in the SEC.
Sylvia Fowles’ defensive skills led her to become the WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder in the midst of her impressive, record-shattering career.
Professional ice hockey player Sarah Nurse is now a PWHPA board member. Her presence is vital in diversifying and growing professional women’s hockey.
Carla Williams paid her dues to become the first female African-American athletic director at the University of Virginia.
Maya Moore stepped away from basketball to help free an innocent Missouri man in prison. His sentence was overturned in July 2020 after serving 23 years.
An NHL experience inspired Renee Hess to create the Black Girl Hockey Club. The community focuses on making hockey more inclusive for Black female fans and allies.
Scott Pioli is setting a new standard for the NFL, forcing the powerful men within it to pay attention to highly qualified women in the industry.
Kuylee Pettit needed something to help occupy her summer days as an eight-year-old girl growing up in Big Bear City, California. Her father had a suggestion.
At just 15 years old, Coco Gauff became one of America’s most beloved tennis players. At 16 years old, Gauff is using her voice to inspire social change.
Overcoming adversity to win Olympic gold, swimmer and civil rights attorney Nancy Hogshead-Makar has dedicated her life to fight for equality.
Kara Lawson made history as the Boston Celtic’s first female assistant coach. She’ll take her expertise to Duke University to head the women’s basketball team, making her the first black coach in program history.
As the softball head coach at the University of Illinois, Tyra Perry is currently the only African-American female head coach in the Big Ten conference.
WNBA champion Natasha Cloud is the first female basketball player to sign with Converse, and the brand is hopefully starting a trend in athlete endorsements.
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.
After 43 years of coaching and 30 seasons with UConn, field hockey coach Nancy Stevens retires as the winningest field hockey coach in NCAA history.
Sydney McLaughlin competed in her first Olympics at only 17 years old. Her career is just beginning despite the many records she already holds.
The series will be called Onyx: Celebrating Black Women in Sports and will be hosted by MSG Network commentator and former Georgetown University basketball captain Monica McNutt.
Poised, insightful, and outspoken, GoodSport’s Monica McNutt is equally as impressive on-air as she was on the basketball court.
Born in Senegal, Rama Sy grew up in a place that suppressed women. Now in the US, she hopes to go back and make a difference.
Cailin Curry competes against some of the best in the nation and doesn’t consider blindness a disadvantage in any way.
In a time where women’s mixed martial arts was taboo, Ronda Rousey proved that they can thrive on the sport’s biggest stage.
WNBA rookie Satou Sabally is using her platform to promote social justice alongside stars like Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson.
Billie Jean King and eight other women took a risk to form their own professional women’s tennis tour in a fight for equality on the court.
One of the few African-Americans in water polo, Ashleigh Johnson is using her platform to change the popular perception of the sport.
Firefighter meets paramedic meets retired football player meets Team USA coach meets Pittsburgh Steelers. Stephanie Balochko can do it all.
Chole McKenzie sacrificed a big job in banking to help the African-American community.
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.
Amina Hussein is an Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer at ESPN. She’s led the way behind the cameras on shows like NBA Countdown and Sportscenter.
The USWNT has had many iconic moments since its start in 1985, and only continue to add to its legacy. We look at 10 defining moments in USWNT history.
Katrina Adams goes from the courts to the board to help make a difference in tennis.
AJ Andrews earned a coveted gold glove from Rawlings and is now trying to bring professional softball to a whole new level.
Brehanna Daniels is changing more than just tires. She is changing the way NASCAR is viewed by sports fans around the country.