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’s Ski Jumping documentary wins prestigious Banff Film Festival award
posted on November 5, 2012 at 8:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 5, 2012 – The documentary film Ready To Fly has been awarded “Best Feature-Length Mountain Film” at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.  Ready To Fly, written and directed by William A. Ker...more

Women's Ski Jumping USA names athletes to Visa Team
posted on October 14, 2012 at 6:59pm

U.S. women aim to defend their No. 1 ranking via release Women’s Ski Jumping USA has named the athletes to represent the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team this year on the World and Continental Cup circuits. 2013 Visa Women’s Ski Jumping ...more

Video: Claressa Shields Knocks 'em Dead on The Colbert Report
posted on September 26, 2012 at 10:27am

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive 17-year-old Claressa Shields, the first and only American boxer (male or female) to win gold at the Olympics, went toe-to-toe with comedian Step...more

NPF Week 10: Offense and power on full display as home runs take center stage
posted on August 14, 2012 at 6:36pm

Photo: Megan Wiggins of the Chicago Bandits (by Dina Kwit) via release: With only two weeks left before the 2012 NPF Championship Series, teams in the NPF held nothing back over the past weekend. Between the two series, there were twenty-two home runs ...more

NPF Announces 22 Game Fall Back To School Tour
posted on August 9, 2012 at 12:50pm

Nashville, TN, via release National Pro Fastpitch announced today the 2012 NPF Back to School Tour schedule that is set to launch in September. The Tour is sponsored in part by USSSA, with the support of Major League Baseball. The 2012 Tour marks the t...more

NPF Week 9 full of hits and home runs along with dominate pitching performances
posted on August 8, 2012 at 5:21pm

via release  (Photo, left: Monica Abbott of the Chicago Bandits - credit Dina Kwit) This past weekend was another typical weekend in the NPF. Pitchers kept the scores low, but the hits still came. Over the weekend, three different hitters hit two...more

Women ski jumpers set to compete in U.S. National Championships
posted on August 4, 2012 at 8:07am

via release  PARK CITY, UTAH — Women ski jumpers will vie this weekend for the top spot in the nation at the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships in Utah. Jumper Jessica Jerome, last year’s large hill champion, is aiming f...more

NPF Week 8: Series Swept, Series Split, Multiple Home Run Games, and Impressive Pitching Performances
posted on July 31, 2012 at 1:19pm

via release  (Photo, left: Caitlin Lowe of the USSSA Pride, taken by Dina Kwit) This weekend we saw a shift in power at the top of the League. The USSSA Florida Pride and the Chicago Bandits did battle in Orlando to see who would take control of ...more

NPF Week 7 Recap - everything from no hitters to multi-home run games
posted on July 24, 2012 at 6:19pm

Carolina Diamonds' Jami Lobpries, photo by Dina Kwit This weekend National Pro Fastpitch was filled with everything from no hitters to multi-home run games. It was a weekend for those who love offense and those who love a good pitchers duel. There was ...more

NPF Week 6: High Scoring Week With 95 Runs Scored In Eight Games
posted on July 18, 2012 at 11:25am

via release (Left: Bianca Mejia, shortstop for the Carolina Diamonds, photo by Bill Diem) Week six in the NPF was packed with more impressive offensive performances, along with a couple stellar pitching outings. Games were won either by landslides or by...more

NPF Week 5: Honors And Weather Take Center Stage
posted on July 11, 2012 at 9:57am

By: Dustin Hood, via release   Brianna Hesson, infielder for the Akron Racers (photo courtesy of Bill Diem) This week’s action around the NPF was unlike recent weeks we have seen thus far. There were no monstrous numbers of home runs hit, no...more

NPF Week 4 Action Gives a Taste of Everything - Pitchers and Batters Duel for Spotlight
posted on July 4, 2012 at 12:20am

Nikki Nemitz from the Chicago Bandits, photo by Dina Kwit How do you follow up an eighteen home run weekend? You knock seventeen long balls out. This week around National Pro Fastpitch seemed to be much like the last except with a more regular feel to ...more

NPF WEEK 3: Pitching Takes a Backseat to the Long Ball; 18 Total Home Runs hit, 12 on Title IX Anniversary
posted on June 26, 2012 at 11:55am

Chicago Bandit catcher, Kristen Butler (photo by Dina Kwit)   via release  After a week of pitching dominance, the bats around the NPF awoke from their slumber. The third week of action in the NPF showed us how powerful the league can be an...more

Gems Shine In Second Week of NPF 2012 Season
posted on June 20, 2012 at 2:50pm

Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride (Photo courtest National Pro Fastpitch) via release The action surrounding the NPF this weekend was nothing short of brilliant as the teams kicked off an exciting second week of the season. The season continued with the...more

2012 National Pro Fastpitch Season Off to Impressive Start
posted on June 13, 2012 at 10:57am

Photo: Megan Wiggins (Chicago Bandits) catches Kesley Bruder's (Pride) almost-home run. Photo courtesy of NPF via release: This weekend the best women’s softball players in the world gathered together to begin the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch sea...more

Nonprofit PAID Internship at BAWSI, Working with Athletes and Children
posted on June 3, 2012 at 9:31am

Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) is searching for graduating or graduated female student-athletes to inspire and lead through service. This ten month service-immersion paid internship provides a meaningful path for a female graduat...more

Podcast: P & G Olympians and their Moms Roundtable
posted on May 9, 2012 at 3:18pm

(L-R) Sarah Robles, Ryan Lochte, Shawn Johnson, Jordyn Wieber, Ashton Eaton and Diana Lopez attend NBC TODAY Show on May 8, 2012 in New York City. (May 7, 2012 - Source: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images North America) Gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Jordyn Wieb...more

Akron Racer's Kelley Montalvo on MTV's "Made" on Saturday, May 5th
posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:17am

Nashville, TN- National Pro Fastpitch has teamed up with MTV and the producers of “Made” for an episode that will air on May 5th. Kelley Montalvo of the Akron Racers was selected as the “Made” Coach and was given an opportunit...more

"I really believe in the next 10 years that women’s football is going to be a collegiate sport"
posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:21am

Photo: Miami Dolphins Davie, FL – Today was a great day for women’s athletics in South Florida when the Miami Dolphins hosted over 400 female athletes at the team’s indoor training facility in Davie for the Girls High School Flag Jamb...more

Top U.S. women ski jumpers honor 10-year-old YouTube sensation
posted on March 23, 2012 at 3:15pm

PARK CITY, UT — Ten-year-old Zia Terry is a star on YouTube simply because she showed the world her courage by soaring off a 40-meter ski jump. On Thursday, she got to meet some of her biggest fans — five members of the No. 1-ranked U.S. Wom...more

Brittney Reese wins long jump at IAAF World Indoor Championships, breaks Jackie Joyner-Kersee's 18-year-old record
posted on March 12, 2012 at 12:57pm

"A monster jump!" "Absolutely massive!" Video courtesy of UniversalSports.com, who provided a live stream of the meet on its website and highlights later in the day on its TV channel. If your cable company or satellite provider doesn't carry Universal ...more

Sarah Hendrickson clutches crystal globe as World Cup campaign ends
posted on March 9, 2012 at 1:08pm

U.S. team ends inaugural season as dominant, top-ranked squad  OSLO, Norway (March 9, via release) — The last time Sarah Hendrickson and her teammates ski jumped on the Midstubakken hill in Oslo, Norway, they had a job to do. This time, it wa...more

NPF Draft - USSSA Florida Pride choose LSU’s Brittany Mack with the No. 1 Pick
posted on March 8, 2012 at 6:53pm

Memphis, TN – National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and its four-affiliate teams held the 2012 NPF College Draft Presented by Miken from the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. The Draft was streamed live through profastpitch.com. Each team had at least three se...more

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: Hendrickson wins again in Zao and Jerome is 5th
posted on March 4, 2012 at 5:12pm

Visa Team heads to Oslo, Norway for World Cup final Zao, Japan, March 4, via release  — Pressure or no pressure, Sarah Hendrickson proved this weekend in Zao, Japan that she’s the best in the world. After clinching the inaugural women&r...more

Hendrickson secures overall World Cup title with win in Zao, Japan
posted on March 4, 2012 at 5:03pm

Coaches call it an incredible accomplishment for the Park City teen  Zao, Japan, via release  — Sarah Hendrickson clinched the inaugural women’s ski jumping World Cup overall title Saturday in Zao, Japan — a feat so signific...more

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