Sportz Shortz

Sportz Shortz May 3, 2014

Taylor Crain
Written by Taylor Crain

Lead Story

Britney Griner In My SkinNo.1 WNBA 2013 draft, three-time All-American Britney Griner has clawed her way to the top in female athletics, but the 6’8” badass has experienced more than unbridled success in her twenty-three years. With her 2014 autobiography, In My Skin, Griner talks bullying, sexuality, and finding comfort on the court.

Photo credit: Chris Basnett

Dr. Mary Jo Wynn, former director of women’s athletics and senior athletics administrator at Missouri State, becomes the first woman inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

NCAA

Golf

The Division I Women’s Golf Committee reveals those selected to compete in the Women’s Golf Regionals, 126 of whom have a shot at the 2014 Championships Finals this May.

Water Polo

Stanford (22-1) takes lead of the ten teams that qualify for 2014’s National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship, with UCLA (25-4) and Southern California (24-3) in close pursuit.

Tennis

Great expectations encircle 2014’s Division I Women’s Tennis Championships with conferences set to begin May 9th.

Softball

NCAA Sportsmanship Oglevie

Florida Southern senior Chelsea Oglevie’s last pitch this Saturday and the subsequent three-run home run hit by Eckerd’s injured Kara Oberer prompted yet another display of sportsmanship the women’s league is fast becoming famous for.

WNBA

Players and coaches of the WNBA launch into a demanding spring with the very first preseason tournament hosted in conjuncture with the AAU girls’ basketball event. The Lynx, Sky, Fever, and Mercury are set to compete in a series of four games between Friday, May 9th and Sunday, May 11th.

MMA

The road to international acknowledgement has been a bumpy one, with professional, paid fights not yet legalized in the state of New York, but advocates of Women’s Mixed Martial Arts press on, refuting claims that the sport operates from a base of misogyny. 

Global

Turkish Athletes

In Turkey, great strides in female sportsmanship over the last decade have also led to controversy concerning the spread of performance-enhancing drugs in women’s athletics. 

Hockey

Hockey Australia introduces its eighteen-woman squad bound for the 2014 Women’s Hockey World Cup, a lineup that includes two-time Olympian Teneal Attard and the 2009 World Young Player of the Year Casey Eastham.

Soccer

The Singapore Lionesses remain optimistic about the spread of women’s football, despite the South East Asia Games Federation’s decision to cut the sport from their event schedule.

About the author

Taylor Crain

Taylor Crain

Taylor Crain is a Chicago born writer and committed pedestrian earning her Fiction Writing BFA from Columbia College Chicago. When not hoofing it around town on foot, she allocates a significant amount of time to practicing melt-into-your-mat yoga and dancing to cardio videos which in no way make her look dorky. She aspires to one day learn to ride a bike.

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