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Jasmine Baker’s podcast on Swish Appeal.
The junior opens up about why she feels the best backcourt resides in College Park and what it’s going to take to get the Terrapins over the hump this season.
Candace Parker made big news recently when she was chosen to be on the cover of NBA2K22. Her former Los Angeles Sparks teammate and mentor, Lisa Leslie, paved the way when she was featured in Backyard Basketball in 2001. Here’s how Leslie’s inclusion has contributed and how Parker’s becoming the focus will contribute to a cycle of increased exposure.
Upon winning the Best College Athlete award for women’s sports at the ESPYs, UConn’s Paige Bueckers used the platform provided by her acceptance to share the spotlight with Black women, emphasizing how their importance to women’s basketball has failed to be adequately appreciated. Moving forward, will the media and sponsors actually listen to Bueckers’ message?
Maya Moore represented women’s basketball at the ESPYs by winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Additionally, Layshia Clarendon was nominated for the prestigious Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, Paige Bueckers won best female college athlete, Tara VanDerveer won best coach and Becca Murray won best female athlete with a disability.
This new era of opportunity for college athletes carries with it old, enduring inequities, especially regarding how an athlete’s racial and/or sexual identity determines her "value."
The 2021 NCAA Tournament Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Haley Jones keeps a booked schedule focused on her present and future goals.
In leading Arizona and South Carolina to the Final Four, head coaches Adia Barnes and Dawn Staley put the spotlight on Black women head coaches, showing what can happen when they are given a fair opportunity. Will their success change how Black women coaching prospects are considered?
Haley Jones scoring 13 of the team’s 23 second-half points, a plus-18 rebounding margin and great field goal percentage defense were the keys to the Stanford Cardinal’s victory over the Arizona Wildcats in the national championship game.
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