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:

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

Lashinda Demus' gold a long time coming...and a family affair
posted on September 1, 2011 at 1:49pm

For Lashinda Demus, it's been a long time coming. Demus is a classic example of hard work and perseverance paying off as well as learning to control what you can control and letting the rest handle itself. After making her first Olympic team in 2004 as...more

Jenny Simpson stuns the world...and herself...winning 1500m gold in Daegu
posted on September 1, 2011 at 1:03pm

As I tried to keep my eyes open at 6:55am this morning to watch the women's 1500m final at the World Championships in Daegu, I wondered why I thought it was so important to catch this race live. "Why can't I just wake up in a few hours, stay off Twitter, ...more

Women's Professional Soccer Chief Executive Officer to Step Down
posted on August 31, 2011 at 6:02pm

via release SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 31, 2011) – Women’s Professional Soccer Chief Executive Officer Anne-Marie Eileraas, who has guided WPS through a third year of operations, the league’s most successful season to date, has announced...more

Linked runners will attempt to set Guinness World Record, raise money for Jenny Crain at Lakefront Marathon
posted on August 29, 2011 at 12:35am

Credit: Matthew Stockman /Allsport Jenny Crain was an elite, world-class runner who was severely injured in 2007, at the age of 39, when hit by a car while training for the trials prior to the Beijing Olympics. From Runner's World: Walkers, bikers,...more

From the Mailbag: What a female athlete looks like, a question about Pat Summitt and one about the WNBA too
posted on August 28, 2011 at 11:32pm

Sports fan Joe responded to our most recent newsletter with a couple comments and a couple questions. Check out what he has to say below and comment on this post with your responses. Thanks for writing in, Joe! Joe says: What does a female athlete look...more

Chris Evert and Victoria Azarenka on the court for city youth via
posted on August 25, 2011 at 9:41pm

Tennis Icon Chris Evert and Rising Star Victoria Azarenka Dedicate Refurbished Tennis Courts & Host Clinic for Kids via release: National “Fresh Courts” Program Brings Sport to Inner City Youth August 2011: New York: Tennis’ hallowed past and b...more

Karah Sanford victorious at U.S. Kids World Golf Championships
posted on August 25, 2011 at 12:51pm

Pictures and recap republished with permission from KarahStanford.com. The 2011 U.S. Kids World Golf Championships, which took place August 4-6, 2011, featured 1208 youngsters from 39 countries and 48 states. Players were divided into 13 age ...more

NPF Championships: Bandits make quick work of Pride, capture the title
posted on August 22, 2011 at 9:43am

via release Sulphur, LA - All season long the USSSA Florida Pride had softball fans confident that they would repeat as Cowles Cup Champions. The Chicago Bandits never got that memo as they struck early and often in a 10-3 rout of the defending and regu...more

NPF Championships Series: Advantage Bandits, Osterman Injured
posted on August 20, 2011 at 11:52pm

via release Sulphur, LA - If the remainder of the quest for the Cowles Cup goes the way game 1 in the best of 3 series went, softball fans won't be disappointed.  Game 1 of the championship round was a thriller that was decided in 8 innings wit...more

Philadelphia Independence defeat magicJack 2-0 to advance to WPS Final against WNY Flash
posted on August 20, 2011 at 11:36pm

Howard C. Smith | ISI Photos via release SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 20, 2011) – The matchup is now set for the WPS Championship presented by Citi as the Philadelphia Independence advance to the final after defeating magicJack, 2-0 in Saturday’s WP...more

Bandits trump Racers 8-1 in game 1 of semifinal series, Diamonds vs Pride weather-delayed until Friday afternoon
posted on August 19, 2011 at 9:44am

via release Semi-Final Series: Bandits vs Racers Sulphur, LA - Monica Abbott who earlier in the day was named the NPF Co-Pitcher of the Year pitched her Chicago Bandits to a game 1 victory over the Akron Racers by an 8-1 score here Thursday night at th...more

National Pro Fastpitch Announces Talented Cast for Championship Series Broadcasts
posted on August 17, 2011 at 3:39pm

via release National Pro Fastpitch announced today the television commentators for the League's hallmark event, the NPF Championship Series. The ESPN2 live telecast of the Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. EST final, will feature Jennie Finch and Leah O'Brien-A...more

National Pro Fastpitch Championships start Thursday: How to Watch
posted on August 17, 2011 at 12:23pm

The National Pro Fastpitch Championships start on Thursday, August 18, at McMurray Park in Sulphur, Louisiana.  The night kicks of the first games of two best-of-three-series between the #2 and #3 seeds and the #1 and #4 seeds. #3-seed Chicago Band...more

Aviva Grand Prix: Don't Call Any of It a Comeback - They've Been Doing This for Years
posted on August 7, 2011 at 5:32pm

In Friday and Saturday's Aviva Grand Prix in London, the world's greatest track & field athletes were showcased in almost every event the sport offers. The story in many of those events is quite different than it was back in May or even in July. As Da...more

Stockholm Diamond League gives us a taste of what's to come in Daegu
posted on July 29, 2011 at 4:17pm

Women's 800m Kenia Sinclair Kenia Sinclair was ready to go, making the rabbit work to get ahead of her and being the only woman who decided to stay with the rabbit, hitting the half-way mark at 56.86 with the rest of the field a full second behind. Sh...more

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