Awesome Sports Project

Inspiring girls' and women's voices in sports

Hypothetically Me

BY BETHANY ELDRIDGE | EDITORIAL INTERN I am a woman of hypotheticals. I like to think that the map of human experience is an equation that we have built, and hypothetical questions are fascinating decisions that alter that carefully crafted... Continue Reading →

Interview with Mercedes Wetmore: A Dual-Sport Student-Athlete

BY OLIVIA SKIBIEL | EDITORIAL INTERN It’s not incredibly hard to find an elite collegiate athlete, but to find a dual-sport collegiate player is remarkable. Mercedes Wetmore is one of those exceptional athletes, playing both softball and basketball at the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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