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:

U.S. Women Ski Jumpers eyeing Sochi 2014; aim to raise $100,000 through crowdfunding, annual benefit
posted on July 3, 2013 at 8:34pm

PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping Team members aim to raise $100,000 at an annual gala benefit July 18 in Park City, which will serve as the kick-off to their most significant competition season ever. Over the next seven months, te...more

NPF: Akron Racers fall to Chicago Bandits 7-3; Drop home opener
posted on June 28, 2013 at 12:27pm

Photo credit: Ohio.com AKRON, OH – June 27, 2013 – The Akron Racers were unable to keep their streak of five wins in a row alive as they lost to the Chicago Bandits, 7-3, in their home opener. The Racers started off strong scoring all of th...more

NPF: Pride Shut Out Comets 3-0 in Series Opener, Osterman Strikes Out 18
posted on June 28, 2013 at 12:19pm

Photo: Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride KISSIMMEE, FL – It was another successful night at Osceola County Stadium for the Pride Thursday evening as they beat the NY/NJ Comets 3-0 in the first game of a four-game series.  Cat Osterman faced o...more

USASA Cup: Houston Aces Defeat Kansas City Shock for the Title
posted on June 27, 2013 at 7:43pm

Photo by Daniel Russell http://danielrussell.zenfolio.com/ Thursday, June 27 - In the third and final match of the USASA National Women's Open Cup, the Houston Aces defeated the Kansas City Shock 3-0 in 65 minutes of play, solidifying the Ace...more

USASA Open Cup: Kansas City Shock fall to Kansas City Dynamos 3-1
posted on June 27, 2013 at 10:00am

Photo by Daniel Russell http://danielrussell.zenfolio.com/  Wednesday, June 26 - In game two of the USASA National Women's Open Cup, the Kansas City Shock went down to the Kansas City Dynamos 3-1.  Two early goals from the Dynamos ...more

USASA Cup: Kansas City Shock and Des Moines Menace Go Toe-to-Toe
posted on June 26, 2013 at 10:33am

Photo by Daniel Russell http://danielrussell.zenfolio.com/ Tuesday, June 25 - In the first match of the three-day USASA National Women's Open Cup, the Shock took on the Des Moines Menace, tying 1-1. The match featured consistently even play with ...more

Collegiate Women Sports Award (CWSA) Honda Cup airs live on ESPNU Monday
posted on June 21, 2013 at 8:45pm

The Collegiate Women Sports Award (CWSA) Honda Cup live show on ESPNU on Monday June 24 at 5p.m. PST. The country’s top collegiate women athletes will be in town Sunday and Monday, and will also participate in Honda Huddle, a community o...more

NPF: Rachele Fico earns first win with Racers' 8-2 victory over Comets
posted on June 21, 2013 at 5:06pm

ALLENTOWN, via release – The Akron Racers’ Rookies have already played an integral role in the team’s success in the 2013 season, and Thursday night was no exception. Rachele Fico, the Racers’ top pick in the 2013 NPF College Draf...more

National Pro Fastpitch: Bandits Blank Comets, 5-0
posted on June 15, 2013 at 7:30pm

By Traci Bode Boxscore: http://npf.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=142087 POMONA, New York -- All but two Bandits in the Chicago starting lineup recorded at least one base hit and Monica Abbott tossed a four-hit shutout in the first game of...more

NPF: Sarah Pauly Shines in 8-4 Victory Against Racers
posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:41pm

(Photo, right: USSSA Pride Pitcher Sarah Pauly by George Tuley) Corpus Christi, via release - The Pride took down the Akron Racers in an 8-4 win at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas Thursday night, claiming the top spot in the NPF standings. ...more

Cat Osterman Records 13 K’s in Home Opener for the USSSA Pride
posted on June 10, 2013 at 4:18am

Photo courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch Kissimmee, FL- The USSSA Pride started off their 2013 season in winning fashion with a 5-1 victory over the NY/NJ Comets on Sunday night in their home opener. Cat Osterman got off to a hot start in what will be ...more

National Pro Fastpitch: Bandits Offense Explodes for 14 Runs Off 16 Hits
posted on June 10, 2013 at 4:14am

Photo, right: Watanabe and Yamada (Photo by Dina Kwit) ROSEMONT, Ill., via release – Monica Abbott made her first start of the 2013 season pitching an impressive complete game shutout while only allowing one hit and picking up 11 strikeouts. The ...more

National Pro Fastpitch Reaches 16-Game Deal with ESPN
posted on March 29, 2013 at 2:38pm

Photo via USSSAPride.com Six Games to air on ESPN2; Additional 10 Games Live Streamed on ESPN3 Nashville, TN, via release – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) has reached an agreement with ESPN to carry16-games across ESPN2 and ESPN3, making this the ...more

Ski Jumping: Historic end to 2013 World Cup season for Team USA
posted on March 20, 2013 at 11:31am

USA Women's Ski Jumping at 2013 World Cup - photo via Women's Ski Jumping USA Historic end to 2013 World Cup season at Oslo’s HolmenkollenHendrickson wins, Visa Team finishes season No. 1 in the world  via release  OSLO, Norway (March...more

Hendrickson’s 2nd in Ljubno leads stellar day for U.S. Ski Jumping Team
posted on February 16, 2013 at 4:40pm

Sarah Hendrickson, Sara Takanashi, Coline Mattel. Photo: FISSkiJumping.com 5 Americans in the top 13 LJUBNO, Slovenia, via release — Park City’s Sarah Hendrickson snagged her seventh podium finish this season with a strong 2nd-place perfor...more

Women ski jumpers ready for 3rd ever World Championships
posted on February 13, 2013 at 11:46pm

Italy plays host to last major event before Olympic debut   VAL DI FIEMME, Italy, via release - Members of the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team will compete against the rest of the world's best next week in Italy at the 2013 Nordic World Ski ...more

National Pro Fastpitch expands to Northeast with addition of NY/NJ Comets
posted on February 11, 2013 at 1:07pm

via release: Nashville, TN - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the addition of a new team set to begin competition in the upcoming 2013 season. The new team, the NY/NJ Comets, will be headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey and will play games in...more

Kerri Walsh-Jennings Wants You to Get Really Uncomfortable
posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:42am

Kerri Walsh-Jennings. Photos courtesy of WIN for KC “It’s so powerful to sit here in this room and realize that each and everyone of us are so similar,” a teary-eyed Kerri Walsh-Jennings told the over 1400 people in attendance at the ...more

Jr World Ski Jumping: Hendrickson breaks hill record during Team Event
posted on January 26, 2013 at 7:49pm

Sarah Hendrickson, courtesy of WSJUSA.com U.S. team of teens gains experience with 8th-place finish via release  LIBEREC, Czech Republic — Sarah Hendrickson led the U.S. women to an 8th place finish in the Team Event at Junior World Champi...more

Jr World Ski Jumping: Tough day for Sarah Hendrickson, but she's ready to 'learn and move on'
posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:57pm

Eau Claire’s Anderson was the ‘best surprise of the week’, coach says via release (more at wsjusa.com) LIBEREC, Czech Republic — Live and learn. Three little words Sarah Hendrickson didn’t plan on telling herself after...more

Sarah Hendrickson aiming for gold at Junior World Ski Jumping Championships
posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:00pm

Image via http://www.wsjusa.com/ Talented team of U.S. juniors ready for international competition via release PARK CITY, Utah — Eighteen-year-old Sarah Hendrickson leads a team of four into the 2013 Junior World Ski Jumping Championships ...more

Women's Ski Jumping USA announces new leadership team
posted on January 17, 2013 at 10:47am

Beck named executive director, Holden is program director PARK CITY, Utah — Women’s Ski Jumping USA has named Robbie Beck as the foundation’s Executive Director and Jenny Holden as Athletic Program Director. Beck and Holden, bot...more

Ski Jumping World Cup: Sarah Hendrickson back on top of podium
posted on January 12, 2013 at 2:22pm

HINTERZARTEN, GERMANY — Sarah Hendrickson snagged her second World Cup win of the season Saturday in Hinterzarten — a jump she knows well. She won here a year ago too, setting the hill record. Hendrickson led the U.S. team Saturday, which b...more

Ski Jumping: Deep U.S. team crowds leaderboard in Ramsau World Cup
posted on December 16, 2012 at 11:35pm

Van (4th), Jerome (5th) lead five U.S. women in top 12 finishers  RAMSAU, Austria — When the announcer says, “They’ve got a really deep squad,” you’d think he was talking about a basketball team, not ski jumping. W...more

Kansas City Shock Announces Tryout Information for 2013 Roster
posted on November 6, 2012 at 2:11pm

The Kansas City Shock is the first pro or semipro women's soccer team in the Kansas City area (and beyond). They have joined the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) and will field their first team for the 2013 season, which will be coached by Nicole Orti...more

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