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Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)

http://steeplechics.com

@anngaff

Overland Park, KS, USA

About anngaff:

Chief Technical Officer, Women Talk Sports. I competed in Track & Field and Cross-Country in college at the University of Nebraska and competed professionally in Track & Field (3000m Steeplechase) from when I graduated in May 2004 until the 2008 Olympic Trials.

anngaff's Favorite Sports:

MMA, Olympics, Running, Soccer, Track & Field

anngaff's Posts:

Breaking: Western New York Flash Acquire FIFA World Player of the Year Marta
posted on January 25, 2011 at 10:04pm

Club Takes Over Contract from FC Gold Pride for 2011 WPS Season (via release) Buffalo, NY (January 25, 2011) -- The Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) announced on Tuesday that they have acquired the five-time FIFA World Pla...more

National Pro Fastpitch Releases 2011 Championship Series Site
posted on January 25, 2011 at 1:02pm

Nashville (via release) – National Pro Fastpitch in conjunction with Sulphur Parks and Recreation announced today the site for the 2011 NPF Championship Series. The Series has been awarded again to Sulphur, Louisiana and will be held August 18-21 ...more

Natasha Hastings starts 2011 season fresh with a win at New Balance Games
posted on January 24, 2011 at 10:28am

Photo from Milesplit.com Women Talk Sports member Natasha Hastings dominated the 400m at the New Balance Games on Saturday, opening her 2011 season in style. "I couldn't have picked a better place than the Armory to make my 2011 400m debut. It was a h...more

Jenny Simpson wins Mile at New Balance Games after overcoming injury and coaching change
posted on January 23, 2011 at 2:14pm

Jenny Simpson, nee Barringer, won the New Balance Games mile in a convincing 4:28.60 Saturday, proving that her transition from collegiate superstar to professional track & field athlete is going quite smoothly, despite changing coaches, cities and he...more

The little things: Lindsey Jacobellis wins snowboard cross world championship...not the "women's event"
posted on January 19, 2011 at 11:12am

I was publishing news links from around the web for our homepage and came across a short article from ESPN.com about the snowboard cross world championship, which reads: Australian rider Alex Pullin held off a strong American field to win the snowboard ...more

Lindsey Van third, Jessicaa Jerome gets two fourths in Hinterzarten
posted on January 12, 2011 at 10:21pm

Press release courtesy of Women's Ski Jumping USA HINTERZARTEN, Germany – Jessica Jerome prolonged her streak of top-five finishes, and Lindsey Van nabbed another third place in Continental Cup competition Wednesday in Hinterzarten, Germany, amid p...more

17-year-old ski jumper dies, cause uncertain
posted on January 9, 2011 at 12:55am

Release courtesy of Women's Ski Jumping USA www.wsjusa.com Two members of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team finished in the top five Saturday in a Continental Cup event that was overshadowed by the tragic and unexpected death of a young I...more

Penn State wins fourth consecutive NCAA Championship to crowd of 14,032
posted on December 18, 2010 at 11:58pm

Katie Slay had one kill and it was the only one she needed: the winning kill. The six-foot-six freshman from North Carolina leaped into the air, her eyes wide, as her team leaped toward her to celebrate. Once she landed, she burst into tears in joy. "T...more

Cal's Tarah Murrey: No one woman should have ALL that POWER #ncaavb
posted on December 17, 2010 at 5:20pm

When Tarah Murrey winds up and slams the volleyball across the net, I immediately think of that baseball movie, Rookie of the Year, where the kid breaks his arm and all of a sudden has superhuman pitching power.  I would not want to be in the way of t...more

Is Penn State Beatable?
posted on December 17, 2010 at 1:41am

It wasn't until the third set against the Texas Longhorns that I was sure the Nittany Lions were indeed human. Six-five Blair Brown powered down two kills in the first minutes of the first set and her Penn State teammates took that momentum and ran with i...more

NCAA Volleyball Semifinals: Where to Watch, What to Expect
posted on December 16, 2010 at 3:55pm

The important stuff first: The NCAA Volleyball Semifinals are tonight at the Sprint Center in Kansas City: 7pm ET: Texas vs Penn State 9pm ET: USC vs Cal If you can't get to the Sprint Center, watch the matches LIVE on ESPN2 orESPN3.c...more

PAC-10 Celebrates 25 Years in Women's Sports
posted on December 15, 2010 at 12:19am

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- With 123 NCAA women's team titles, an unrivaled 527 individual national championships and a culture that has produced some of the greatest athletes of all-time, the Pac-10 has plenty to showcase as it officially launches a celebrat...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #9 - Interview with the NWLC's Neena Chaudhry and this week in women's sports
posted on December 12, 2010 at 5:04pm

Today we will play a recently recorded interview by Women Talk Sports co-founder Megan Hueter with Neena Chaudhry, Senior Counsel at the National Women's Law Center. The interview was conducted on the NWLC's Rally for Girls in Sports Day, which was this p...more

Blog to Rally for Girls’ Sports Day - How Sports Saved My Life
posted on December 8, 2010 at 10:58am

This is a blog written as a part of NWLC's Blog to Rally for Girls' Sports Day. See all of the Women Talk Sports members' blogs for this cause HERE. I was a shy little girl. No seriously, I was. I realize that's hard for many of you who know me to beli...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #7 - Is the Division of Sports by Gender Sexist?
posted on November 28, 2010 at 2:44pm

****TODAY'S SHOW IS AT 7PM ET, 1 HOUR LATER THAN USUAL***** A high schooler named Julia Friedman recently wrote an article for her school newspaper asserting that the very division of sports by gender is sexist. We're going to have a discussion about thi...more

US WNT Beats Italy 1-0 to Cement 2011 World Cup Entry
posted on November 27, 2010 at 4:22pm

"This wasn't the road we expected, but this team is resilient. We want to thank all of the fans...see you next year in Germany!" Abby Wambach thanked the crowd after the US Women's National Team beat Italy 1-0 to cement their entry into the 2011 World Cu...more

Sheila Reid leads Villanova to 9th NCAA Championship
posted on November 22, 2010 at 1:17pm

Villanova women celebrating with their National Championship trophy. Photo courtesy of Chris Nickinson of Runnerspace.com Sheila Reid played her cards perfectly in today's NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was a very windy,...more

With a flat tire, bloody shoes and a smile, Chrissie Wellington smashes world Ironman record
posted on November 21, 2010 at 10:54pm

This was her Kona. Chrissie Wellington, who had to pull out of October's Ironman World Championships in Kona due to illness, made up for it and then some today at Ford Ironman Arizona. Wellington set a new record for an official Ironman course of 8:36:13...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #6 - The State of Women's Soccer in the US, NCAA Cross-Country Championships, MMA and more
posted on November 19, 2010 at 1:06pm

Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l will host the weekly Women Talk Sports Radio Show at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. Lots to talk about this week, so Show #6 will be a full one! Our main topic of discussion will be about women's soccer in the United St...more

Lindsey Van: "I get mad because a little girl like you couldn't go out and ski jump with the boys"
posted on November 15, 2010 at 5:27pm

The scene: Bill Kerig, director of Ready to Fly, sits down to interview World Ski Jumping Champion Lindsey Van in order to promote fundraising for the documentary he is producing. His young daughter Grace comes in and asks what they're doing. Grace: "Can...more

Throwback Posting: "Believe." from August 2004
posted on November 9, 2010 at 5:36pm

This article was written at the request of my alma mater, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois, for publication in their fall 2004 Alumni Newsletter. On July 15, 2004, I woke up and said to myself, “You are going to compet...more

Magdalena Lewy Boulet on giving back to the community and plans for a lifetime of competing [Podcast]
posted on November 9, 2010 at 4:36pm

Magdalena Lewy-Boulet placed 2nd at the 2008 Olympic Trials Marathon and competed for the United States at the 2008 Beijing Games. The 37-year-old mother of one (son, Owen, age 5) helped found the Bay Area Track Club and now has gotten involved with the W...more

Jessica Jerome to be inducted into Ski Jumping Hall of Fame
posted on November 8, 2010 at 9:31am

U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team veteran Jessica Jerome and legendary women’s coach Larry Stone will be inducted into the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame (ASJHF) on Dec. 5, 2010. This is the second year in a row that ASJHF will ...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #4 - New York Marathon and more, with special guest Anne Audain
posted on November 7, 2010 at 5:24pm

Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l will host the weekly Women Talk Sports Radio Show at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.  We will be discussing the ING New York Marathon with our special guest Anne Audain, long distance running pioneer for women, author, s...more

Two Thumbs Up for Brands Emphasizing the Hard Work Female Athletes Put In
posted on November 4, 2010 at 2:26pm

Two thumbs up to the brands making commercials and other types of ads that focus on the hard work female athletes put in to reach their goals, as opposed to focusing on their sex appeal first. Here are two great examples from Under Armour and Nike. Pleas...more

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