It’s Natl Girls & Women in Sports Day. A day to honor female athletes & the positive influence of sports on the lives of girls. #NGWSD
— US Dept of Education (@usedgov) February 3, 2016
Today is the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, so lots of athletes and sports fans are spotlighting their favorite girls and women in sports!
— WNBA (@WNBA) February 3, 2016
If you have a favorite female athlete or you’re a athlete yourself, share it with the #NGWSD tag! Here are some athletes we find amazing and inspiring.
It’s no secret I idolize Serena Williams. When I played on my school tennis team, she was the standard with all her Grand Slams and she only continues to be amazing by speaking out against sexism, racism, and body-shaming.
Tatyana McFadden has 10 Paralympic medals (3 of which are gold) in different categories and had a big part in the Athletics Equity for Students with Disabilities Act as a national advocate for equal access. She’s also a student studying human development to be a child life specialist. #GirlGotGame
Alex Puccio is a nine-time American Bouldering Series winner and a total badass. Just look at those moves!
Debi Thomas was the first African-American to hold U.S. national titles in ladies’ singles figure skating. And she was also a physician.
These are just a few of the many awesome female athletes that deserve a shoutout today. Who are some of your favorite girls or women in sports?
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