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:

Yelena Isinbayeva sets her 28th World Record with a 5.01m clearance in Stockholm
posted on February 24, 2012 at 10:37am

Yelena Isinbayeva put together a sequence of remarkable height clearances, one more exciting than the last, ending in a crescendo of a world-record 5.01m/16-5.25 that brought the crowd in Stockholm, Sweden, to their feet yesterday. The mark broke her ow...more

Sarah Hendrickson soars to silver medal at Junior World Championships
posted on February 23, 2012 at 1:53pm

Erzurum, Turkey (Feb. 23) — Sarah Hendrickson added another title Thursday to her long list of ski jumping accomplishments — silver medalist in the 2012 Nordic Junior World Ski Championships.  In 2010 she won the bronze (the only Ameri...more

Junior Worlds on tap for trio of teen ski jumpers - Hendrickson heads to Turkey after Continental Cup victory
posted on February 21, 2012 at 12:00pm

Park City, Utah, via release — Sarah Hendrickson heads into the 2012 Junior World Ski Jumping Championships on a serious roll after winning two World Cup events and one Continental Cup event in the last two weeks. Now, the 17-year-old hopes that mo...more

Sarah Hendrickson wins 2 World Cups, tightens grip on overall lead
posted on February 13, 2012 at 3:33pm

Entire U.S. team finishes in top 25 in two comps in Slovenia   Ljubno, Slovenia, via release — Sarah Hendrickson’s (pictured left) double fist-pump in the outrun is a modest show of celebration for the U.S. teen who’s bee...more

Documentary feature film "Ready to Fly" about women ski jumpers opens February 10 in Salt Lake
posted on February 4, 2012 at 4:40pm

Ready to Fly Trailer: Salt Lake City, Utah, via release — Ski jumping hits the big screen Friday, Feb. 10 with the World Premiere of the new documentary feature film "Ready To Fly," which tells the powerful true story of women ski jumpers and the...more

National Pro Fastpitch to hold 2012 College Draft on March 7 in Memphis
posted on January 31, 2012 at 6:08pm

Nashville, Tenn, via release - National Pro Fastpitch announced final plans today for the 2012 NPF College Draft. The 2012 Draft which is presented by Miken will take place at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 7 at 5:00 CST. The Memphis...more

NPF Announces New Franchise in North Carolina Set to Begin Play 2012
posted on January 25, 2012 at 12:36pm

Team will play at various venues throughout the Carolinas CHARLOTTE, NC, via release – January 24, 2012 – The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League announced today that a new professional women’s fastpitch team, the Carolina Diamonds, has...more

Abby Wambach Comes to Kansas City for National Girls and Women in Sports Day
posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:58pm

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Women's Intersport Network (WIN for KC) is proud to announce that women’s sports icon Abby Wambach will be the keynote speaker for the 18th annual Women's Sports Awards Celebration set for 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, 20...more

Gatorade National Cross Country AOY Molly Seidel surprised by Shalane Flanagan with honor
posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:48pm

via release Hartland, Wis. (Jan 24, 2012) – In its 27th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPNHS today announced Molly Seidel of University Lake School (Hartland, Wis.) a...more

My name is Liz. And mine is Katie. We play real tackle football. No, not in our underwear.
posted on January 21, 2012 at 6:52pm

I was on the WIN for KC Facebook page and noticed this video posted by KC Tribe players Liz and Katies Sowers (yup they're sisters). I don't need to say anything else, just watch the video. Well done ladies. Well done. More about the Women's Football A...more

Women ski jumpers post top results in Zakopane Continental Cup - pay tribute to Burke, donate portion of earnings
posted on January 21, 2012 at 6:22pm

Zakopane, Poland, Jan. 21, via release — The Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team continued its strong performance this weekend with four members in the top 10 on Friday and five in the top 15 on Saturday at a Continental Cup (COC) event in Zakopane,...more

Ava Shmueli Wins NFL National Punt, Pass and Kick Award Representing the Miami Dolphins
posted on January 18, 2012 at 6:48pm

Boca Raton resident Ava Shmueli  wins National Punt, Pass and Kick Contest in Baltimore, MD Photo courtesy of Miami Dolphins. via Miami Dolphins press release BALTIMORE, MD – Boca Raton resident Ava Shmueli took home the girl’s 10-11...more

Golf: 9 year old Karah Sanford wins easily in Girls 11-14 division at Carlton Oaks
posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:56pm

Karah Sanford, left, shot rounds of 77-74--151 and crushed the rest of the field in the Girls 11-14 division at Carlton Oaks and came within a shot of the Girls overall winner Okamura. Sanford’s opening round gave her a 17-shot cushion that she wou...more

Sarah Hendrickson wins 2 World Cups in Italy; sets hill record for women. Team USA leads standings
posted on January 17, 2012 at 10:57am

Val di Fiemme, Predazzo, Italy, via release - Sarah Hendrickson put up two huge jumps Sunday to win her fourth World Cup (WC) competition so far this season. She’s also leading the overall WC standings by more than 150 points over reigning Worl...more

Youth Olympic Games a 'dream come true' for U.S. ski jumper Emilee Anderson
posted on January 12, 2012 at 11:12am

via release INNSBRUCK, AUT. — Emilee Anderson has perfect timing. Or maybe it’s simply fate that this 16-year-old from the heart of ski jumping country in the U.S. will make history when she competes Saturday in a sport that has been closed ...more

Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year: Jordan Burgess
posted on January 11, 2012 at 12:54pm

World Champion and Pro Beach Volleyball Player April Ross Surprises Standout with Elite Honor  Tampa, Fla. (Jan 10, 2011) via release – In its 27th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in colla...more

National Pro Fastpitch Announces New Youth Program with 3 Different Ways to Get Involved
posted on January 10, 2012 at 10:35am

Nashville, TN - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the establishment of the NPF Official Developmental Partnership Program. The Program is designed to join the professional ranks of owners, players, and staff with the amateur ranks of youth participan...more

Sarah Hendrickson wins second World Cup; Jessica Jerome nabs third
posted on January 9, 2012 at 2:05pm

photo via ladiesskijumping.com Three U.S. team members in top 10, besting all other nations via release  HINTERZARTEN, GER. — Sarah Hendrickson has now won two out of the three World Cup competitions so far this season after a resounding 3...more

Lindsey Van takes 2nd in windy, snowy Hinterzarten World Cup
posted on January 7, 2012 at 12:00pm

Photo via ladiesskijumping.com Jan. 7, via release - In her first World Cup ever, Lindsey Van — 27-year-old veteran of the sport — nabbed a 2nd place Saturday in Hinterzarten, Germany. Only the scores from the first round were counted becau...more

Don't Miss the Powerful Women Athletes Telesummit in January!
posted on December 30, 2011 at 11:03pm

The Powerful Women Athletes Telesummit is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in free LIVE interviews with the top women throwers in USA Track & Field as they prepare for the 2012 London Olympics. Maybe you have been wondering… &m...more

Larry Scott: The big win in PAC 12 - Big 10 scheduling agreement is with Olympic sports and women's sports
posted on December 30, 2011 at 11:18am

On Wednesday, the PAC-12 and the Big Ten announced an innovative scheduling agreement that will result in teams from each conference playing each other extensively in most sports as early as next year. At the press conference, PAC-12 commissioner L...more

Video: Angela Ruggiero announces retirement, reflects on 16 years with USA Hockey
posted on December 29, 2011 at 1:54pm

Angela Ruggiero announces her retirement from the U.S. Women's National Team today. Ruggeiro made her first appearance with USA in 1998. She's helped her country win 4 olympic medals (gold in '98, bronze in '06 and silver in '08 and '10). In 2004, Rug...more

National Pro Fastpitch to bring 2012 Championship Series to Rosement, IL, Aug 23-26, 2012
posted on December 20, 2011 at 10:38pm

"World Series of Women's Softball" to Feature the Nation's Top Four Professional Women Softball Teams in a 6-9 Game Series  Rosemont, IL – National Pro Fastpitch Commissioner Cheri Kempf and Mayor Bradley Stephens of the Village of Rosemont...more

Lindsey Van donates bone marrow again for man with cancer
posted on December 19, 2011 at 8:20pm

World Champion ski jumper Lindsey Van got the call again this fall. Eight months after she donated bone marrow to help a cancer-stricken man, the doctors said they needed twice the number of stem cells they took from her last spring — which was 500...more

Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos talks Strikeforce fight against Hiroko Yamanaka, Ronda Rousey & more
posted on December 16, 2011 at 9:59am

Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (10-1) will be challenged by Hiroko Yamanaka (12-1) of Japan on Saturday night at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Yamanaka carries an impressive eight-fight win streak to th...more

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