Ann Gaffigan (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:

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

2010 Women's Arabia Cup Coverage and Photos
posted on November 1, 2010 at 2:52pm

The Women's Arabia Cup wrapped up October 28th with Jordan edging Egypt 1-0 for the title. Bahrain dominated Palestine 5-1 to secure the bronze medal. A recap of Bahrain's semifinal loss to Jordan is here. Check out the photo gallery below from the tour...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #3 - Special Guest Gabriele Anderson
posted on October 28, 2010 at 7:23pm

Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l will host the weekly Women Talk Sports Radio Show at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.  We will be discussing: Bellator 34: Megumi Fujii vs Zoila Frausto - did Frausto pull off an upset against the greatest pound-for-poun...more

Women's Ski Jumpers Feeling Optimistic about Inclusion in 2014 Olympics. Should they?
posted on October 25, 2010 at 4:51pm

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that they will delay the final decision on whether to add several new events, including women's ski jumping, to the Olympic program for Sochi 2014. The IOC board has further announced that they ha...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #2 - ESPN the Body Issue Debate
posted on October 23, 2010 at 2:25pm

Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l will host the weekly Women Talk Sports Radio Show at 3pm Pacific.  We will be discussing: Strikeforce Challengers 11 - Fresno: Shana Olsen vs. Julia Budd (recap, what this means for both fighters) ESPN ...more

Arabia Cup - Bahrainis fire 17 goals past Qatar
posted on October 19, 2010 at 12:43pm

Press Release. Bahrain picked up a resounding 17-0 victory over Qatar yesterday in Group 'A' as the Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010 got underway at the National Stadium in Riffa. It was a perfect start for Bahrain, under their coach Khalid Al Harban, w...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #1: Special Guest Deedee Corradini, president of Women's Ski Jumping USA
posted on October 17, 2010 at 4:29pm

Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l hosted the inaugural Women Talk Sports weekly radio show. Our special guest was Deedee Corradini, president of Women's Ski Jumping USA. Corradini has led an 8-year campaign to get women's ski jumping added to the Olymp...more

This is It. This is Our Moment in History. (espnW Retreat Reflection)
posted on October 6, 2010 at 4:32am

We are champions of a female sports culture. We are passionate about cultivating a national sports conversation for women. We will celebrate the athlete icons of today who inspire girls and women to do great things, and we'll introduce you to the next ge...more

Video Blog: the 1st 19 hours of the espnW Retreat
posted on October 1, 2010 at 9:52pm


Molly Goodenbour - UC Irvine Head Coach, Women's Basketball Pioneer
posted on September 23, 2010 at 1:50am

Whether she wants to admit it or not, Molly Goodenbour is one of women's basketball's pioneers. She played for Stanford from 1989-1993, helping her team to two NCAA titles and earning the designation of Final Four MVP in 1993. She played for the American ...more

“Join the Journey NYC” for equality in sport on Oct. 21
posted on September 22, 2010 at 1:20pm

American Lindsey Van has launched off ski jumps more than 20,000 times — often going the length of two football fields. In 2009, she became the first women’s world champion of ski jumping. But she didn’t compete in the Olympic Winter Gam...more

Molly Huddle wins USA 5 km Championships
posted on September 20, 2010 at 12:45am

(via release) PROVIDENCE - American record holder Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) easily took the women's crown and former University of Arizona star Robert Cheseret (Colorado Springs, Colo.) surprised the men's field to win his first U.S. road title at ...more

Decanation - There is no I in Team
posted on September 11, 2010 at 2:32am

A true team competition, Decanation 2010 awards prize money only to the teams scoring the most combined points of the 10 events - no individual prize money here. But the athletes who agreed to stick around for this late-in-the-season meet are rewarded by ...more

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