Injury prevention is key for any athlete to keep themselves in the game and at their best. A knee injury, however, can be especially devastating to an athlete’s career. There is a challenge in pinpointing exactly what makes a female athlete more vulnerable to ACL injuries compared to their male counterparts so we turned to WSF’s research study, “Her Life Depends On It III” to investigate further.
A proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Shea Holbrook began racing cars as a teenager. Shea recently took a detour from the asphalt to the Bonneville Salt Flats as a pace driver to help set a land speed bicycle record; WSF caught up with Shea to talk about her experience in Bonneville and more.
At 18 years of age, I was at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, as the only Indian to represent our country in the sport of table tennis. The four months leading up to the Games were full of hard work, excitement, sudden media attention and the knowledge of the expectations of an entire nation.
As a female athlete from India, where girls are not really encouraged to play sport, I had always dreamt of working in the space of ensuring all girls access to sports. Thus, I knew how I wanted to spend my summer with the Women’s Sports Foundation in 2016.
Making her first Paralympic appearance in the Rio Games, Marybai Huking will also be the youngest member of the U.S. Goalball Team. We caught up with Marybai to discuss being a 2016 recipient of the Travel & Training Fund and all the excitement that comes with being a first-time Paralympian.
At the age of 11, Amy Cozad decided she wanted to give diving a try over swimming and quickly the dream took hold to one day compete for Team USA. Now at the age of 25, she is making her dream a reality competing in the women’s synchronized 10-meter diving event at the Rio 2016…
A two-time Travel & Training Fund recipient, Maia Shibutani stopped by the Women’s Sports Foundation headquarters in NYC to talk about why the funding has been crucial to her continued success on the ice, what it’s like to skate as a sibling pair, her pre-competition ritual and more.
This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month we would like to celebrate our history at the Women’s Sports Foundation and the incredible women who have served as our Presidents. We spoke with former WSF President Angela Ruggiero to ask her how she translates her skills on the ice to the business world, why it’s important to her that all girls have access to sports and more.
This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month we would like to celebrate our history at the Women’s Sports Foundation and the incredible women who have served as our Presidents. Hear from Dominique Dawes, who served as President from 2005-2006, on her beginnings with the WSF, what is most important in her life these days and why she is still a promoter of equality for all girls.
Each year, we ask a group of athletes to take part in a structured level of involvement with the Foundation through our Athlete Advisory Panel. Those selected have demonstrated support for the Foundation’s mission and the desire to do whatever they can to help young girls and their fellow female athletes. We are proud to welcome three new members: Meryl Davis, Sasha DiGiulian and Elana Meyers Taylor.