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:

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

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

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