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Megan Hueter (mhueter)

http://www.becauseiplayedsports.com

@mhueter

Washington, DC

About mhueter:

I'm one of the co-founders of WomenTalkSports.com. I'm also a full-time digital public relations professional at Catalyst Public Relations in New York. I played basketball my entire life, and am a proud graduate of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ.


mhueter's Posts:

Sharapova's Big Comeback: The French Open
posted on June 10, 2012 at 6:56pm

Maria Sharapova did the unthinkable, and what some may describe as almost impossible in the tennis world. After over 3.5 years of painful shoulder rehab, she came back. Yesterday, Sharapova won the French Open defeating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2, makin...more

Playtex and the Women's Sports Foundation Invite Girls and Women to Play it Forward
posted on June 7, 2012 at 1:29pm

Renewed partnership drives awareness for the Women’s Sports Foundation and inspires girls and women to get involved...more

Women's Sports: The Changing Face of Beauty
posted on January 31, 2012 at 10:34pm

  Growing up I can't remember feeling strongly about beauty. It was just never my thing. When I was really little, I remember crying hysterically when my mom made me wear a dress. I wasn’t the most popular girl in the class, and I certain...more

AWSMNow: The Rainbow Ceiling, a conversation about homosexuality in sports
posted on June 22, 2011 at 11:10am

Thanks for the Association for Women in Sports Media for sending this along. In commemoration of Pride month, the Association for Women in Sports Media is proud to present “The Rainbow Ceiling, a conversation about homosexuality in sports” as...more

Confronting Sexual Abuse and Harassment by Sport Coaches: A Need for a National Effort
posted on May 3, 2011 at 1:19pm

This NEW white paper was passed along to us by Donna Lopiano, Ph.D., President of Sports Management Resources. It was developed by members of the "Project to Address Coach-Athlete Sexual Harassment and Abuse", a group of former athletes and sport adm...more

Local Store Becomes Shopping Destination for Women All Over Country
posted on April 7, 2011 at 9:01pm

This is a sponsored post by Aries Apparel, an official partner who helped WomenTalkSports activate at the NCAA Women's Basketbal Final Four this year. We'd like to thank Aries for their support and HIGHLY recommend you check out their products on AriesApp...more

Battling Homophobia in Women's Basketball: Helen Carroll
posted on March 27, 2011 at 12:47pm

Following is an exclusive interview with Helen Carroll, who leads the Sports Project at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She is well known in the sports world as an acclaimed national championship basketball coach from the University of North ...more

Homophobia in Women's Basketball: Interview with Pat Griffin
posted on March 22, 2011 at 12:46pm

Following is an exclusive interview with Pat Griffin, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Social Justice Education. Pat is the woman behind Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog. In a former life, Pat was a high school field hockey an...more

Watch Women's Swimming Championships TONIGHT on ESPN3
posted on March 19, 2011 at 7:35pm

Women's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships are on tonight at 7:45pm EST on ESPN3.com. A total of 41 female student-athletes will compete in the diving championships, hosted by Texas. Additionally, ESPN2 will air a 90-minute show at 1:30 p.m. ET on T...more

Frozen Four: Women's Hockey Semifinal Highlights
posted on March 19, 2011 at 12:04pm

Check out some highlights of the "Frozen Four," the women's ice hockey college championships. We're down to the championship game: Wisconsin will play Boston U. at 2pm ET in Erie, PA on Sunday, 3/20. You can watch the full game on NCAA.com. Check out the...more

New GLSEN Sports Project to Address LGBT Issues in K-12 Sports
posted on March 18, 2011 at 12:20pm

LGBT and Ally Sports Stars Lend Support to Campaign to Promote Respect for All in Sports NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 – In an effort to make K-12 sports and physical education safer and more inclusive for all regardless of sexual orientation...more

The Fling in Indy: Interview with Jody Sims
posted on March 17, 2011 at 6:11pm

Following is an exclusive interview with longtime women's advocate Jody Sims. Jody is the creator/administrator of HerFanz.com "the ultimate fan club of women's sports" and she serves as Chief Advancement Officer for Girl Scouts San Diego. WomenTalkSports...more

From the Inside: Witnessing UConn Women Make Basketball History
posted on December 20, 2010 at 9:26am

UConn accomplished their 88th straight win, tying the ULCA men’s team for the longest winning streak in basketball history....more

VIDEO: Brandi Chastain Answers WomenTalkSports Questions
posted on December 4, 2010 at 10:56am

Brandi Chastain fielded questions from the WomenTalkSports community this week. She was live on location at the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships in Cary, NC. Thanks to Capital One Cup (Brandi serves as an advisor to them), she put on the fan fest for gir...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #5 - Talking Transgender Student Athletes with Pat Griffin
posted on November 14, 2010 at 2:47pm

This week, we'll be talking with Dr. Pat Griffin, former director of It Takes a Team! education campaign for LGBT issues in sport at the Women's Sports Foundation. On October 4, 2010, Dr. Griffin released a groundbreaking report titled On The Team: Equal ...more

mhueter's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

...Because I Played Sports

The goal of …Because I Played Sports is to bring a voice to women’s sports online. As former athletes, we promise to do what we can to bring as much as we can to achieve gender equality in editorial coverage of contemporary female athletics. We’re here to vocalize what many sports editors are ignorantly missing… females.

Celebrating women’s history month in sports
Great video. Via espnW: Melissa Isaacson, Marisa Moseley, Jemele Hill, Johnette Howard and Suzy Kolber review some of the key moments in women’s sports history in the final installment of ESPN’s Women’s History Month roundtable discussion. ...[Read on]
March Madness time, baby
Here are my picks for the 2011 women’s basketball tournament. If you want to join the WomenTalkSports bracket challenge, click here. Email me if you want to get involved in our pool. The highlights: - I have American’s #1 favorite, UConn, going down...[Read on]
Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day! #NGWSD
Today, I’m celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day by actually playing. I’ve got a rec game scheduled for tonight at 7pm, and play with a community of women who live in NYC and have played competitive basketball at some point in their lives...[Read on]
Why the media needs to back off Taurasi
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been searching tirelessly for real media coverage of women’s professional basketball in Europe. With the exception of the athletes on Twitter, and a few sites like Eurobasket, FIBA and Basket Plus Internatio...[Read on]
A Thought-Out Opinion of Women’s Sports… on Deadspin?
I’m just as shocked as you are. If you read this blog, you’ll know I’m typically a critic of Deadspin and their perspective on women in general, and female athletes in particular. They’re always game for a good joke at someone else’s expense....[Read on]
Jean Ledwith King, Title IX, and The Women’s Center
This is a guest post from Kim Cumming, LMSW, Executive Director of The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan. As Women’s Center director, she is responsible for the administration and operation of all agency activities, including long-term planning...[Read on]
Maybe It’s My Fault: From A Female Athlete
(Thank you, Michael Jordan and Lebron James, for inspiring this)…. Maybe it’s my fault. Maybe I led you to believe That I don’t deserve to play, Or that girls don’t belong in sports. Maybe I let you think That women’s spor...[Read on]
A tribute to women’s soccer pioneers
Awesome article in Sports Illustrated on the 2010 soccer retirement class. GREAT quote about the women, this is worth passing along: The 2010 retirement group helped put U.S. women’s soccer on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Time during...[Read on]
How a Gawker video instigated embarrassment among female athletes
A video was flying around the Internet this morning, and I debated all day whether or not I wanted to write about it. I chose to move forward because it’s a topic that needs to be discussed....[Read on]
Selling women’s sports: Build a community, and go local
The key to female sports marketing is building a community, facilitating interactions with female athletes, engaging female executives and activating at the local level....[Read on]