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Press Releases from Women's Sports Foundation (3 total)

WSF Response to NY Times Article "Born on Sidelines Cheering Clamors to Be Sport …

The New York Times released its third edition to its series about gender equity in athletics with the article, “Born on Sidelines, Cheering Clamors to Be Sport.” This article focuses on the development of competitive cheerleading, and the two organizations competing to be declared the sport's governing body by the NCAA. Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Senior Director of Advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation, was quoted, “As long as it’s

WSF Response to Katie Thomas New York Times Article, "College Teams, Relying on …

The Women’s Sports Foundation congratulates Katie Thomas for her hard work and in-depth analysis reflected in the New York Times article, "College Teams, Relying on Deception, Undermine Gender Equity." The article exposes the fact that some schools purposefully undermine gender equity laws by engineering athletic opportunities for women that are incomparable to the opportunities provided to men. The fact that some colleges and universities engage in nefarious practices to circumvent anti-discrimination

25th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Brings Champion Women Athlete …

Donna de Varona, Lillian Greene-Chamberlain, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Jessica Mendoza and Heather O’Reilly among athletes scheduled to appear, support achievements and participation of female athletes WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 -- In celebration of the 25th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), organizations and leaders from the National Girls and Women in Sport coalition, including two-time Olympic soccer gold medalist and Women's Sports Foundation spokeswoman Heather O’Reilly and Olympic and