“I think playing sports is important for boys and girls, but particularly for young girls. We have all these gender norms, and girls aren’t taught the same lessons. You know, boys are leaders and spunky; girls are bossy and annoying. Girls aren’t taught to compete or be competitive, nor are they praised for excelling. Girls need to be taught that they can be really, really great at something. You learn that in athletics.” -Amanda Hsiung
“I think sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable in my own skin. I think that’s true for a lot of women—sports gives you a part of your life where you can work at something and you look in the mirror and you like that person.” -Teri McKeever
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” -Bethany Hamilton
"The feeling of that first jump back was one of the best sensations in the entire world. On the second jump, I let go of the bar and felt completely comfortable. All my nerves simply disappeared. My knee feels very good considering the situation." -Sarah Hendrickson
"What I am discovering about Bobsled is that it is a unique sport of hardworking athletes that dedicate their lives for a competition that lasts less than a minute!" -Lauren Gibbs
"Now that I have an Olympic medal in my room, it makes me hungry for another and a different color one." -Gracie Gold
“[People] have said that I throw like a girl. And in a way, I take that as a compliment, because yeah, I throw like a girl because I am a girl. I throw [the ball] with power and dedication.” -Karlie Harman
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.