“It’s an impressive time to be a female athlete,” the multi-faceted Nancy Lieberman told The Times. “We’ve had remarkable feats in many decades. The difference right now is the media is just incredible. It’s a different shine on what’s out there. Never in our lives have we had so much media focused on Serena and the World Cup. The fans are coming.”
Hyperbole? Maybe. But who could argue with the boost women’s athletics received with the USA defeated China for the 1999 Women’s World Cup title. Fast forward through the past decade-plus and the country has seen an ever-increasing amount of coverage of all things female including the USA’s triumph in the 2015 World Cup and the indomitable Serena Williams on the verge of capturing the grand slam in tennis.
Athletic achievements by women have burst onto the nation’s consciousness this year like never before and their prominence shows no sign of abating just as Louisiana high schools prepare to begin another season of sport.
United States defender Kelley O’Hara (5) celebrates in confetti after defeating Japan 5-2 in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup at BC Place Stadium. The highly publicized soccer victory will likely instigate a continued growth in participation in high school sports by girls.
Serena, World Cup setting stage for big year by women Serena, Women’s World Cup set up what could be a big year by women athletically Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/sports/2015/07/17/serena-williams-world-cup-nancy-lieberman-nba-nfsh-title-ix-northwestern-bpcc/30319891/