Awesome Sports Project

Inspiring girls' and women's voices in sports

Win the Day

BY JESSICA BISHOP It is impossible to measure how much energy I’ve expended in my last nine years as a high school girls’ basketball coach. The mere thought of it exhausts me. Don’t get me wrong, I have undoubtedly found... Continue Reading →

Interview with Katherine Rowe: The Ultimate Coach

BY BETHANY ELDRIDGE | EDITORIAL INTERN I was an awkward and lanky preteen back in 2012. I wore my hair in a low ponytail, accompanied by shorts that covered everything down to my shins, my social life consisting of watching... Continue Reading →

CONTEST WINNER (Youth, 2017): “A Perfect Game”

BY CHARLI ELLIOTT It was a beautiful day to play softball. The sun was warm enough that it soaked into our blue jerseys, staving off the crisp breeze blowing over the field. In a brief moment between batters, I scanned... Continue Reading →

CONTEST WINNER (2017): “My First Love”

BY ELISA HAGGARTY It's been years since I gave myself to you, worked with you, for you. It's been years since my days were consumed by you. I remember when we first met. I was young and you, old and... Continue Reading →

Sports Round-Up #11: We Are Vessels, Not Objects

BY BETHANY ELDRIDGE | EDITORIAL INTERN “Heidi Klum is no longer a 10”. This kind of body rhetoric can be found at any local supermarket, in any given issue of a women’s magazine. What makes this specific quote disheartening is... Continue Reading →

I am a Skateboarder

BY KRISTIN EBELING | This essay was selected as the Runner-Up of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  Hi, my name is Kristin and I’m a skateboarder. More specifically, I’m a female skateboarder, but unfortunately, I can’t say that with any... Continue Reading →

Sports Round-Up #10: Watch Me Play

BY OLIVIA SKIBIEL | EDITORIAL INTERN Every sport is a type of universal language. Whether it’s soccer, basketball, volleyball, golf or water polo, sports are known worldwide. But the problem with the sports world is not the specific game, but... Continue Reading →

Father/Daughter: A Lesson Learned from my Fourth-Grade Daughter

BY DICK PETERSON | This essay was selected as the Honorable Mention of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest. Dick Peterson is a father and devout fan of a basketball player, Missy Peterson (senior class of 2017), as well as a long-time referee... Continue Reading →

Instilling It Young: Does Sexism in Sports Begin Earlier in Different Countries?

MARIKA KROMBERG | EDITORIAL INTERN I was born in the United States but spent a chunk of my childhood living or travelling to Norway. I’ve spent months of my summers in Peru and Guatemala, integrated into the culture by my... Continue Reading →

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