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Feb 2, 2022

In honor of the 36th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (February 2, 2022), hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears discuss women athletes and sports figures they admire. Powered by the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), this celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. This year’s event will also serve as the kickoff of WSF’s activations for the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, happening throughout 2022. #KeepItSporty

Mentioned in This Episode:

Indiana University Diver Kristen Hayden

Las Vegas Aces Head Coach Becky Hammon

Sportscaster Jayne Kennedy Overton

South Carolina University Head Coach Dawn Staley

Chicago Sky Candace Parker

Professional Golfer Shasta Averyhardt

Professional Golfer Cheyenne Woods

Michigan University Basketball Player Naz Hillmon

Women’s Sports Foundation -

Podcast Items of Interest:

Black Girls Talk Sports Podcast website at

Facebook Group (Women only) @BlackGirlsTalkSports

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Barnes, A. (2021, December 14). Indiana University Diver Becomes First Black Woman to Win National Title. Changing America.

Baruch, Y. (2021, December 14). Kristen Hayden Become First Black Woman to Win US Senior National Diving Title. Blavity.

Hill, G.A. (2021, November 13). A Little Nylon Goes a Long Way: Dawn Staley Extends a Tradition with a Package of Inspiration. The Washington Post.

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Mention, B. (2021, December 15). Kristen Hayden Just Became the First Black Woman to Win National Diving Title. Essence.

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