Meghan O’Leary and her partner Ellen Tomek compete in the women’s double sculls and first became acquainted with the WSF when they received a Travel & Training grant in 2015. We caught up with Meghan for an exclusive interview to discuss how she picked up rowing post-college and took it all the way to the Rio Olympics.
The U.S. Women’s National Team dominated the World Cup Sunday night with its historic win over Japan and the victory couldn’t be a better example of the importance of Title IX for girls and women in America. In 1972, Title IX legislation was federally mandated in order to prohibit discrimination based on sex in any federally funded education program or activity, particularly at the collegiate level.
Angela Hucles, the U.S. Women’s National Team leading scorer in the 2008 Olympic Games, is a two-time Olympic medalist and two-time World Cup medalist. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hucles was awarded with the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year award by the U.S. Soccer Foundation. In 2008 she was chosen for the Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete Advisory Panel and assumed her role as Foundation President on January 1. We sat down with Angela to learn more about her goals for her tenure with the WSF, how sports taught her to be a leader and what being named President means to her.