Alia Atkinson won Jamaica’s first-ever gold at the World Short Course Championships, becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title. The 25-year-old equalled Plymouth-based Lithuanian Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte’s 100m breaststroke world record of one minute and 2.36 seconds. Atkinson came from behind in the final length to beat defending champion [...]
Lauren Holiday was named the US Soccer 2014 Female Athlete of the Year on Saturday, capping a year in which the UCLA graduate won the National Women’s Soccer League with FC Kansas City, and was reinvented as a deep-lying playmaker on the national team.
Under head coach Jill Ellis, Holiday (neé Cheney), who had been United [...]
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams, 30, may have thrown farther in previous seasons than she did in 2014, but the Olympic champion added a ninth senior global title to her collection when she successfully defended her world indoor crown in Sopot and triumphed at the Commonwealth Games.
She was the only athlete in the world [...]
Lewis becomes first American to claim all three since Betsy King in 1993
NAPLES, Fla., November 23, 2014 – Stacy Lewis wrapped up an impressive 2014 season in style sweeping the LPGA’s three most prestigious honors — Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy and LPGA Official Money List title. Lewis becomes the first American to [...]
World No. 1 Serena Williams has been voted WTA Player of the Year for the sixth time. She’s one of only three women who have won it more than twice. Williams had a phenomenal year, winning her historic 18th Grand Slam title, the biggest payout in tennis history and Year-End World No.1 presented by [...]
The former student-athlete lost her leg, not her spirit, in a horrific accident
November 13, 2014 1:22pm by Meghan Durham (www.ncaa.org)
April Holmes prayed every day on her way to her corporate job in Philadelphia. She prayed that God would guide her toward a different career. She prayed for one that would let her to travel often [...]
The primary identification vehicle for the 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Team
USA Baseball is pleased to announce the inaugural Women’s National Open will be held January 16 to 18, 2015. The event will serve as the primary identification vehicle for the 2015 USA Baseball Women’s National Team. Players from across the country will gather at [...]
October 2014 – WSENetwork.com recently caught up with Tatyana McFadden at the Women’s Sports Foundation Annual Salute dinner in NYC and asked her about the upcoming NYC Marathon. A victory in NY would give McFadden her second grand slam season in a row.
Last year McFadden swept all four major marathons (London, Boston, Chicago & New [...]
McFadden, the only athlete in history to win four of the world’s major marathons—London, Boston, Chicago, and New York—in a single season, will battle a formidable women’s field
New York City—An illustrious field of the world’s best professional wheelchair athletes, led by defending champion Tatyana McFadden of the United States, who clinched the “Grand Slam” of [...]
Chiney Ogwumike: Here Comes the Sun – Part I
by Andy Lipton (Contributor)
George Harrison of the Beatles was sometimes referred to as “the quiet Beatle”. You’ll find his 1969 song Here Comes the Sun, on the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, along with his song Something. During the recording sessions for Abbey Road his bandmate Paul McCartney [...]