The year 2016 is coming to a close and we would like to take a moment and say thank you to Angela Hucles for all of her hard work and dedication throughout her tenure. For the past two years, Angela Hucles has guided and led the Women’s Sports Foundation as its President and helped us continue to spread access to sport to all girls.
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.
This evening we watched as nearly 70 Olympic, Paralympic, champion and elite athletes graced the stage for the 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Find out who took home our top four awards of the night and learn more about our program Sports 4 Life to which all donations from the evening were directed.
On Sunday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 19, WSF traveled to Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, to kick off our new initiative, Candid Conversations. This new program focuses on answering the universal question the vast majority of student-athletes face upon graduation: what will life be like after sport?
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.