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:

The Women Talk Sports Holiday Gift Guide
posted on December 15, 2011 at 10:13am

It's not too late to get someone the best gift ever. To help you out, we put together a list of the most sought-after gifts for the women's sports fan in your life. 'Tis the season! In no particular order... WPS Tickets Got soccer? Yes we do, thankfu...more

Leading British sportswomen STAND UP for SPORT
posted on December 14, 2011 at 1:25pm

The captains of Britain’s major women’s sports joined Olympians and British Internationals from other major sports for a remarkable photoshoot at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Captains Charlotte Edwards MBE, (Cric...more

Video: Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan helped Ryan Sutter prepare for ING NYC Marathon
posted on December 8, 2011 at 4:43pm

Olympic bronze medalist (10,000m) Shalane Flanagan gave firefighter Ryan Sutter (of Bachelorette fame) insights into how small tweaks to his preparation could impact his performance on race day, leading up to the 2011 ING NYC Marathon. Shalane revealed ho...more

Women ski jumpers to compete Saturday in first-ever World Cup
posted on December 1, 2011 at 12:32pm

                      Left to Right: Jessica Jerome, Alissa Johnson, Abby Hughes, Lindsey Van, Sarah Hendrickson via release - Members of the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team will mak...more

Save WPS - Convince Ellen DeGeneres and Rachel Maddow to buy a Women's Professional Soccer Team
posted on November 26, 2011 at 11:28am

Update: the videos are rolling in! The first #SaveWPS video! Ellen Help us #SaveWPS by @CristianoLove7 Great #SaveWPS video by Lauren, age 15 HopeOnTheSolo's Plea to #SaveWPS #SaveWPS by 93AmyT #SaveWPS and Save my Dream by Ellie, age 13 #SaveW...more

NCAA Cross Country Championships: Watch the final kick & post-race interviews with Reid, Hasay
posted on November 22, 2011 at 11:15am

The race video of the full 6K race of the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships at Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, IN, is below. Fast forward to 19:00 to watch an exciting sprint to the finish between defending champ Sheila Reid of Villanova an...more

2011 an exciting year for National Pro Fastpitch: the NPF Commissioner's Review
posted on November 14, 2011 at 10:40pm

via release Dear NPF Supporters and Fans, As the Commissioner of National Pro Fastpitch, I wanted to take some time to re-cap the year of 2011 and especially to say "thank you" to each one of you for your visible efforts in supporting the prof...more

University of York Centre for Women's Studies: Call for Papers on Sport, Gender and Media
posted on November 9, 2011 at 11:41am

The Centre for Women's Studies at the University of York (UK) invites all postgraduate and early career researchers interested in gendered aspects of sport to a one-day interdisciplinary conference.  This is a growing academic field which add...more

Women's Ski Jumping USA leaders inducted into Ski Jumping Hall of Fame
posted on October 31, 2011 at 6:35pm

via release Three Women’s Ski Jumping USA leaders have been inducted into the American Ski Jumping Hall of Fame.  The Friends of American Ski Jumping named Deedee Corradini, Victor Method and Peter Jerome to the Hall of Fame class of 2011 a...more

WPS Terminates magicJack Franchise
posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:59am

via release SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 26, 2011) – After careful consideration, the Board of Governors of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) voted on Tuesday to terminate the Boca Raton based magicJack franchise.  WPS will continue to del...more

15-year-old Emilee Anderson to represent U.S. Ski Jumping at Winter Youth Olympic Games
posted on October 25, 2011 at 4:01pm

(photo credit: wsjusa.com) Fifteen-year-old Emilee Anderson, of Eau Clair, WI, will represent the U.S. and the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team at the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.  The Winter Youth Olympic Games is an internation...more

Women’s Ski Jumping USA nominates eight for historic season
posted on October 25, 2011 at 3:57pm

Women’s Ski Jumping USA has nominated eight of the top women athletes in the nation to represent the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team in one of the most historic seasons ever for the sport.  Jessica Jerome, Lindsey Van, Sarah Hendrickson,...more

Portland State hosts NPF All-Star team Wednesday at Erv Lind Stadium
posted on October 25, 2011 at 12:42pm

via release PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland State softball team will get to face some of the best players in the world on Wednesday when the Vikings host the National Pro Fastpitch All-Star team at Erv Lind Stadium.  First pitch is set for 6 p....more

Abby Wambach Honored by Women's Sports Foundation as Sportswoman of the Year
posted on October 20, 2011 at 11:59am

via release  (Photo credit: Women's Sports Foundation) SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 20, 2011) – Women's Professional Soccer Star Striker Abby Wambach was honored as the Women's Sports Foundation as the Sportswoman of the Year (Team Sports) at t...more

Women ski jumpers win prestigious Women’s Sports Foundation Award
posted on October 19, 2011 at 2:13pm

The Women’s Sports Foundation is honoring the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team tonight with the 2011 Wilma Rudolph Courage Award as part of the 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala in New York City. Team members and their supporting foundat...more

Professional runners create the "Believe I Am Training Journal"
posted on October 18, 2011 at 9:39am

American 5k champion Lauren Fleshman and Irish Olympian (and new mom) Róisín McGettigan have spent the last year creating a one of a kind training journal out of total love for female athletes. It is unique because it is for BOTH the mind ...more

Check out the Trailer for "Mighty Macs" - in Theaters Friday, Oct 21
posted on October 17, 2011 at 11:03pm

Watch the trailer for the upcoming film, THE MIGHTY MACS, based on the true story of Cathy Rush and the Immaculata College girls basketball team. THE MIGHTY MACS will be in theaters October 21, 2011. Find a theater near you carrying the film.For more in...more

NPF Back to School Tour to Make MLB Venue Stop
posted on October 15, 2011 at 8:26pm

via release Nashville, TN - National Pro Fastpitch is preparing for the second half of the 2011 NPF Back to School Tour by looking ahead at some exciting venues and first-time visits. The second half of the Tour will kick off in a big way with Team NPF m...more

Top-seeded players survive early rounds of the Women's Pro Tennis Classic benefitting WIN for KC
posted on October 7, 2011 at 12:36pm

The top-seeded players continued their success on Thursday despite a few close calls, setting up a top-heavy quarterfinal round at the Women’s Pro Tennis Classic at The Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo.  Ajla Tomlanovic, the No. 6 seed...more

Female athletes and concussions explored in ground-breaking documentary by U of M's Tucker Center and Twin Cities station
posted on October 7, 2011 at 12:06pm

Via Release MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/03/2011) —In collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) Channel 2 has produced a ground-breaking, one-hou...more

Kansas City Sports Commission Pens an Open Letter To University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton
posted on October 7, 2011 at 11:26am

The following letter was printed in the Kansas City Star this morning, urging the University of Missouri to stay in the Big XII Conference. The Kansas City Sports Commission and Visitors Association, who penned the letter, implores Missouri chancellor Bra...more

Sarah Hendrickson, 17, wins first U.S. National Ski Jumping title
posted on October 2, 2011 at 12:52pm

FOX RIVER GROVE, Illinois — Seventeen-year-old Sarah Hendrickson won her first U.S. National Ski Jumping title Saturday on the small hill (K70) at Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, just outside Chicago. Hendrickson’s first jump was 68.5 mete...more

National Pro Fastpitch announces complete plans for this fall's Back to School Tour
posted on September 25, 2011 at 5:09pm

Nashville, TN, via release - National Pro Fastpitch announced completed plans today for the 2011 NPF Back to School Tour. The NPF Back To School Tour will once again be sponsored in part by USSSA with additional support from Major League Baseball. This ye...more

U.S. WNT test-drives a new formation, ties Canada 1-1 in front of 16,000 in Kansas City
posted on September 18, 2011 at 10:44am

The line of cars backed up behind the exit off interstate 435 to State Road. The gorgeous Livestrong Park was in sight - so close yet so far away. I had close to an hour to make the kickoff but looking at the cars inching off the exist, down State Rd. an...more

Women's Football: the women are ready, but America isn't
posted on September 12, 2011 at 10:16am

The D.C. Divas before kickoff "How is that funded?" he asked, referring to the soccer camps I had described that are available to young girls in the United States, from a very young age. "Well, the parents pay to send their girls there. Sometimes, uni...more

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