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Women Talk Sports Blogderby: Round 3

posted by Sports Girls Play
Monday, March 23, 2009 at 12:50am EDT

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blogderby1Welcome to the Women Talk Sports (WTS) Blogderby, Round 3.

Every few weeks, we’ll “pass the torch” to a different blogger in our community who will be responsible for rounding up the best blog posts about women’s sports.

If you’re interested in accepting the torch someday, contact us and we’ll put you on the schedule. Keri will be posting Blogderby Round 4 in a few weeks. Archives of the Blogderby will be located at Women Talk Sports. Thanks, and go female athletes!

Did you know World Cup & Olympic Soccer Champion, Brandi Chastain, is also a golfer girl and only the second woman to participate at the Celebrity AT&T to date? Read the interview in Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Lives Her Golf Dream from the Pink Diva Golf Blog.

Nine-year-old snowboarding phenom Alexis “Lexis” Roland from Bloomington, Minnesota was first discovered in a YouTube video showcasing her talent when she was just six years old. Pretty Tough gives us the scoop on the Tween Snowboarder Scorches the Slopes.

March Madness has swept the nation this week and Megan at Because I Played Sports couldn’t be happier. Find out why in March Madness Online - Thank You ESPN for promoting women.

The NCAA women’s gymnastics season is coming to a close in the next few weeks. This past weekend was packed with conference action as Alabama upset powerhouse Georgia in the SEC (and Courtney Kupets won the All Around and the SEC Athlete of the Year Award), Michigan won the Big 10 and UCLA was tops in the PAC 10.

Jessie Vetter stopped 37 shots for an NCAA-record 14th shutout of the season — her second in a national championship game — and Wisconsin won its third women’s hockey title in four years on Sunday with a 5-0 victory over Mercyhurst. (SI)

Shawn Johnson survived another week on Dancing With The Stars (see the video at Live. Breathe. Love Gymnastics) and even though the women finally lost a task on Celebrity Appreprentice, golf girl Natalie Gulbis was in the clear (PS - what is in her golf bag?)!

Speaking of bags… look at all the stuff Track Mom has to pack for her daughter’s track meet. Honestly I can relate! Swim meet days around this house look much the same.

Girls lacrosse looks like a lot of fun. I posted a video on girls lacrosse this week and one of my daughter’s is thinking of trying it this summer. Kate at Girls Lacrosse. Live it. Love it. is calling all moms to help her get the word out about the sport she loves.

Logic test time! According to On the Pitch, Australian sports authorities are banning oranges from games citing they are bad for athletes teeth.

Marc Bloom has written a new book, Young Runners: The Complete Guide to Healthy Running for Kids From 5 to 18, that was recently featured in Runners World magazine. The book is an excellent guide for parents and has specific chapters for female runners.

If you have anything to add, feel free to comment.

If you’re interested in accepting the Blogderby torch, contact us and we’ll put you on the schedule. Archives of the Blogderby are located at Women Talk Sports.

Also, if you’re a women’s sports blogger and would like to join the WTS community, please contact us.

On Twitter? Follow me at @SportsGirlsPlay and get all the best in women’s sports by following @WomenTalkSports.

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mhueter says:

Great Job, Char! Definitely some interesting posts in here.

Monday, March 23, 2009 at 1:19pm EDT

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