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Awesome Sports Project

Inspiring girls' and women's voices in sports

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Friend or Foe?

BY PASTEL SCHWAY |  This essay was selected as the 1st-Place Winner in the youth category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  1. It was hard for me to believe that she could behave that way. Supposedly, she was my friend of... Continue Reading →

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The Evolution of the Feminine Athlete

BY JESSIE HERNANDEZ | This essay was selected as the 1st-Place Winner in the adult category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  I’ve been trying to write this article for almost a year. I have asked several other women and girls their... Continue Reading →

The Impact of UConn Women’s Basketball?

BY GRACE GELONE | EDITORIAL INTERN After the University of Connecticut Women’s basketball defeated Saint Francis in the first round of the NCAA tournament, USA Today’s Josh Peter wrote that the team and its coach, Geno Auriemma, who were celebrating... Continue Reading →

How to Play Rugby

BY HELENA KORUBO | This essay was selected as the Runner-Up in the youth category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  She’s sprinting after this other girl. All she sees is the back of her opponent's jersey. It reads number six. Six... Continue Reading →

Interview with Taryn Atlee: Love and Passion for the Game

BY HALEY HANSON | EDITORIAL INTERN Since middle school, I have loved every minute of watching college softball, especially at the University of Washington. Currently, the Huskies softball team is ranked fifth in the nation. They are playing in post... Continue Reading →

My Love Letter to Soccer

BY RITA ELLIS | This essay was selected as the Runner-Up in the adult category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  I am Rita Jones Ellis and I am a proud 59-year-old Scot-Canadian-American woman (I have the passports to prove it!). Born into... Continue Reading →

Shred It Like an “Old” Girl

BY JASMINE DHALIWAL I crashed stomach first into the ice-packed snow, my arms barely breaking my fall. Landing on the outside of my right arm, I flipped onto my back, sliding head first down the hill. The back of my... Continue Reading →

Interview with Carly Fromdahl: A Coach and Player of the Game

BY HALEY HANSON | EDITORIAL INTERN I had the privilege to meet up with Carly Fromdahl, a two-sport athlete in high school and a Division I basketball player in college. She loves her sport so much she now dedicates her... Continue Reading →

Go Figure (Skate!)

BY SIGNE SAWYER | This essay was selected as the Honorable Mention in the youth category of the Awesome Sports Writing Contest.  If I tell someone that I skate, they ask “rollerblading or skateboarding?” Imagine their surprise when I tell them... synchronized... Continue Reading →

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