Women’s sports pioneer to talk on ‘Changing the Face of the Game’


A year later, she was named National Gymnastics Coach of the Year, and she was named a pioneer in girls and women’s sports in the United States by the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1985.

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SPRINGFIELD – In the October 1973 issue of Gymnast Magazine, there is a photo of Mimi Murray standing as coach with the United States team in Moscow for the 1973 World University Games in the Lenin Palace of Sports.

The accompanying article notes that despite this being “Mimi’s first experience coaching in international competition her success was considerable.”

“Even with no Olympians representing the U.S.A., every girl reached the finals in either the all-around or individual competition. Mimi feels this reflects the increasing caliber of American collegiate gymnasts,” the article reads.

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  • Date: 2019-04-08T13:39:17.000Z
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Olivia Moultrie is a pro soccer player, a former UNC commit and 13 years old

UNC women’s soccer head coach Anson Dorrance looks on during his team’s 2-0 win over Ohio State on Aug. 19 at Finley Fields South. The victory was his 1,000th in a decorated career.

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Two years ago, she verbally committed to the North Carolina women’s soccer program. She has traveled to prestigious European clubs to practice with their youth academies. She eventually became the first girl to play on a male team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, the nation’s highest level of youth soccer. ‘

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On Feb. 25, Moultrie’s agency, Wasserman, announced that she signed an endorsement deal with Nike, ultimately forgoing her scholarship to play at UNC. She briefly appeared in the company’s ‘Dream Crazier’ ad, which aired during the Academy Awards, along with titans like Serena Williams and the women’s national team.

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A Woman’s Place: Women in Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

“I was shivering cold,” Calhoun recalls to us. “I started doing jumping jacks and that still didn’t warm me up. I was a little bit frightened for a second and then I had a Snickers bar and I got warm right away.”

The close call was one of Calhoun’s first lessons in the unrelenting and often harsh realities one must face when making a career out of the mountains. Ultimately though, the dicey experience didn’t deter Calhoun from the outdoors so much as it plunged her further into the arms of the wilderness. “That’s when I became intrigued with alpine climbing,” Calhoun recalls. “There are all these different uncertainties you have to try to figure out. It’s like a chess game.”

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Sports Illustrated Puts The Spotlight On “Women Who Are Changing The Face Of The NFL”

There have been a number of stories over the past few years profiling the pioneer women who are making inroads in male-dominated sports, especially on the coaching side. Whether it is Becky Hammon in the NBA, Justine Siegel in baseball, or Jen Welter in the NFL (pictured above). The NFL has been the focus of plenty of media attention recently, and not necessarily for the most positive news.

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  • Date: 2017-09-04T18:00:41+00:00
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Rock Bridge girls set to face Lebanon at state sectional

A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low 52F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph..

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Fresh off its Class 5 District 9 title, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team (17-9) will play Lebanon (16-10) in the state sectionals at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Sedalia.

With a win, the Bruins would move on to the state quarterfinals, where they would play the winner of Kickapoo and Republic at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in Bolivar.

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