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Awesome Sports Project

Inspiring girls' and women's voices in sports

My Passion for Dancing

BY MARIE MALONE | This essay was selected as the Honorable Mention in the adult category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  I would not call myself a ‘sporty’ kind of woman, like a basketball player, or a swimmer. I have two... Continue Reading →

Aces on the Board

BY MATTHEW KELSEY | CONTRIBUTING WRITER Only one day separates us now from the next episode of the WNBA Draft, and I can’t remember being more excited about a draft board in my life. Well, okay—2013 was pretty special. Though... Continue Reading →

Interview with Kyla Ross: Inspiring Others to Strive for Success

BY GRACE GELONE | EDITORIAL INTERN As a college freshman, I have come to enjoy watching gymnastics, a sport that I had not previously been exposed to. The women’s gymnastics team at UCLA is ranked third in the nation and... Continue Reading →

Awesome Sports Contest Winners 2018!

We are excited to announce the adult and youth winners of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest of 2018 . Our winners have so many different stories, different sports, different experiences to share, and we can't wait to publish them. Congratulations, winners!... Continue Reading →

Sports Round-Up: Mental Toughness

BY HALEY HANSON | EDITORIAL INTERN An athlete’s mentality, confidence, and skills are what separate the elite players from the average ones. Mental preparedness and toughness are the key aspect to be successful in today’s sports. How you approach the... Continue Reading →

Sports Round-Up: “EARN EVERYTHING”

BY GRACE GELONE | EDITORIAL INTERN Watching the NBA All-Star Game, a Gatorade ad I had never seen before came on, centered around what looked like a girls’ high school basketball team with the tag lines “EARN EVERYTHING” and “MADE... Continue Reading →

Emily is Her Name, Baseball is Her Game

BY LAUREN LUND | EDITORIAL INTERN You have probably heard of Mo'ne Davis. She is a female former Little League Baseball pitcher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She pitched for the Little League World Series back in 2014 and made national headlines.... Continue Reading →

Finding Michelle Kwan: A Black Boy’s Childhood on Ice

BY DENNIS NORRIS II Long before it actually happened, I tried to tell the world that I was a figure skater. I tried on Saturday afternoons, back in the nineties when skating was on TV every weekend. I tried by... Continue Reading →

My 3,000-Word Harassment List: An open letter to my co-captain, Jane

BY ANNICK LAMAR | Re-post from December 2016 Almost three weeks ago, on November 10th, I opened my computer fully intending to pen a few quick thoughts about the experience of being a female athlete. I had fancied it would... Continue Reading →

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