It never seemed quite fair, but the female athletes at Massapequa High School had always just accepted the sub-par quality of their locker room, while the boys boasted top amenities. Two dads familiar with Title IX decided to take action and, along with the WSF, create change.
The Utah Development Academy (UDA) in Salt Lake City, Utah, received a Sports 4 Life grant one year ago. Coach Libby Stockstill and her UDA team reach girls that would otherwise have limited access, or no access to sports at all. WSF and UDA are working together to get more girls in the game.
While powerlifting may not seem the typical sport of choice for a young girl, fourteen year old Naomi Kutin has become known as arguably one of the strongest girl’s in the world and gained the nickname ‘Supergirl.’
Meghan Vogel, a junior runner at West Liberty-Salem High School in Ohio, placed first in the 1,600-meter race at the Division III state meet. However, it was not her remarkable finish that has been appreciated by fellow teammates, spectators and now, the media. Rather, Vogel’s selfless gesture to help carry a competitor to the finish line is what has brought her into the spotlight.