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:

2014 National Pro Fastpitch Schedule Released
posted on January 23, 2014 at 4:09pm

Nashville, TN – January 23, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch released the 2014 regular season schedule today. The four affiliate teams - Akron Racers,Chicago Bandits, Pennsylvania Rebellion, andUSSSA Florida Pride - will battle each...more

Jerome, Van and Hendrickson nominated to first-ever women's ski jumping Olympic Team
posted on January 22, 2014 at 4:17pm

(Photo via Women's Ski Jumping USA Facebook Page) PARK CITY, Utah - Three of the top women ski jumpers in the world were nominated today to represent the U.S. on the first-ever Olympic women's ski jumping team. Lindsey Van, Jessica Jerome, and Sarah He...more

World Champion Sarah Hendrickson returns to ski jump training
posted on January 21, 2014 at 1:47pm

PARK CITY, Utah - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson has successfully returned to ski jump training, just five months after sustaining a knee injury during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany. For the past week, Hendrickson has been jumping th...more

Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome 10th, Alissa Johnson 20th in 2nd Zao World Cup
posted on January 19, 2014 at 6:33pm

ZAO, Japan - Jessica Jerome (left) pulled out a solid 10th-place finish to lead the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team in what some called a weather disaster of competition in Japan.   Sunday's trial round was canceled and then the competition finally g...more

Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome 13th, Abby Hughes 21st in Zao World Cup
posted on January 18, 2014 at 4:45pm

ZAO, Japan - Americans Jessica Jerome finished 13th and Abby Hughes 21st in the first of two World Cups in Zao, Japan, on Saturday that proved to be a huge weather challenge.   Japanese teammates Sara Takanashi and Yuki Ito were 1st and 2nd an...more

Ski Jumping: Lindsey Van rallies to lead Team USA in Second Sapporo World Cup
posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:09am

  SAPPORO, Japan - Lindsey Van finished 5th in an impressive comeback in the second round of Sunday's World Cup event to lead the U.S. women, who posted three in the top 15. Jessica Jerome continued her streak of top-10 performances with a 7th plac...more

2014 National Pro Fastpitch College Draft Set for Nashville
posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:40pm

    Nashville, TN - January 10, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the 2014 College Draft will take place on March 31 in Nashville. For the second year in a row, the NPF College Draft will be held at the Ford Theatre ...more

Ski Jumping: Jessica Jerome wins, makes history on way to Sochi
posted on January 1, 2014 at 3:05pm

PARK CITY, Utah - Jessica Jerome sat on the start bar in the second round of ski jumping on Sunday and basically told herself not to screw up. More than 5,000 fans were watching the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping at Utah Olympic Park ...more

NY Times Magazine features USA Women's Ski Jumping Team on the cover
posted on November 25, 2013 at 11:13am

PARK CITY, Utah - The Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team is the cover story of the Nov. 24 edition of New York Times Magazine.   New York Times Magazine, Nov. 24, 2013 The story, titled "Who Said Girls Can't Jump?", take...more

NPF Announces New Team in Pennsylvania: The Rebellion!
posted on November 20, 2013 at 10:51am

Nashville, TN – November 20, 2013 - National Pro Fastpitch announced a brand new market and team for the 2014 season. CONSOL Energy Park located in Washington, PA, will be the new home and venue for the latest addition to professional softball, th...more

2014 NPF Championship Series Awarded to Hoover, Alabama
posted on November 19, 2013 at 11:20am

Keilani Ricketts, USSSA Pride - 2-time NCAA Player of the Year Birmingham, AL – November 19, 2013 The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league has awarded their Championship Series to Southern Sports Group, a Birmingham based event management and mar...more

Women’s Ski Jumping USA names Olympic Team
posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:43pm

Historic season for team with sights set on Sochi 2014 Olympics PARK CITY, Utah (Oct. 29) - Women’s Ski Jumping USA has named the athletes to represent the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team this year on the World Cup and Continental Cup circuits....more

Lindsey Van wins SIXTEENTH U.S. National title in Lake Placid
posted on October 15, 2013 at 9:05am

LAKE PLACID, New York — Lindsey Van won her 16th National Ski Jumping title Sunday in a town whose Olympic history runs deep – having twice hosted a Winter Games. It was a fitting competition venue for Van and her teammates as the...more

Big 12 Women's Soccer Championship coming to Kansas City, kids camp held in conjunction
posted on October 2, 2013 at 11:22am

via release  KANSAS CITY, MO (October 2, 2013) – For the first time, the Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship is coming to Kansas City in November and will be held at the new Swope Soccer Village. The inaugural Big 12 Soccer Championship ...more

USSSA Florida Pride Defeated the LSU Softball team by a score of 11-0 during an Exhibition Game
posted on October 1, 2013 at 12:03pm

Photo by: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer BATON ROUGE, LA – October 1, 2013 – The USSSA Florida Pride defeated the LSU softball team by a score of 11-0 during an exhibition game Monday at Tiger Park which featured a pitching ma...more

Kansas City Shock Head Coach Wendy Louque Finalist Among NSCAA Board of Directors
posted on September 20, 2013 at 10:52am

Kansas City, Kan. - Kansas City Shock Head Coach Wendy Louque is making moves during the off-season, off the field and in the office. The NSCAA announced its final candidates for the 2014 Board of Directors election process today. Coach Louque is one of t...more

WPSL team Kansas City Shock announces plans for development of community soccer facility
posted on September 4, 2013 at 5:18pm

Wednesday, Sept. 4 | Kansas City - In the second wave of releases for Project#813, the Kansas City Shock is announcing the development of a community soccer facility in the Kansas City Northland. Working with the same designers as the Overland Park Socc...more

Successful knee surgery for World Champion Sarah Hendrickson
posted on August 31, 2013 at 5:02pm

PARK CITY, UT – World Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson underwent successful surgery on her right knee Thursday and is resting comfortably at her home in Park City. The surgery stems from an injury sustained during a training jump in Obersdorf,...more

USSSA Pride Wins 2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship
posted on August 25, 2013 at 9:15am

USSSA Pride (Photo by Dina Kwit)   ROSEMONT, Illinois—August 24, 2013—After a long, hard battle of a best-of-three series, the USSSA Pride captured the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series Title over the regular season...more

NPF Championships: USSSA Pride Defeat Akron Racers to advance to Championship Series
posted on August 24, 2013 at 5:40pm

Cat Osterman (Photo by Bill Diehm) ROSEMONT, IL — August 23, 2013 - The USSSA Pride defeated the Akron Racers 2-1 in the second round of the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch Championship to advance to play the Chicago Bandits in the best of...more

NPF Championships: Akron Racers Come From Behind to Advance
posted on August 23, 2013 at 9:10am

Sam Marder (Photo by Dina Kwit) Rosemont IL – August 22, 2013 - The Akron Racers (17-32) used a 4-run fifth inning rally to accelerate past the NY/NJ Comets (10-39) for good, in opening round action Thursday night of the 2013 NPF C...more

Four Kansas City Shock Athletes Given WPSL Honors
posted on August 6, 2013 at 4:53pm

Tuesday, August 6 – As announced by the WPSL front office last week, four players from the Kansas City Shock have been recognized for their performance this season with conference and All-WPSL honors. Defender/captain Aliesha Cassie (left) and forw...more

WOMEN vs MEN IN WASHINGTON: NPF's Akron Racers win Battle of the Sexes 5-2
posted on July 17, 2013 at 11:16am

Courtesy of Akron Racers WASHINGTON, PA – July 16, 2013 – When the Akron Racers came to Washington, PA to play an exhibition game, the turf diamond at Consol Energy Park became a battle of different kinds, between men and women, ...more

Oklahoma Pitching Ace Keilani Ricketts Signs with the USSSA Pride
posted on July 16, 2013 at 10:15am

Keilani Ricketts (Courtesy of OU Softball)  Kissimmee, Fl – July 15, 2013 - via release - Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma pitching ace and two-time collegiate player of the year, signed a three-year deal with the USSSA Pride Tuesday.&...more

USSA Partners with Crowdfunder RallyMe.com
posted on July 16, 2013 at 1:53am

PARK CITY, UT (July 15, via release) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, has announced a multi-year alliance with the online fundraising platform RallyMe.com as the Official Cr...more

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