Last night, with a win over the South Carolina Gamecocks, the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team extended its already epic win streak to 100 wins. That 100th win encompasses more than two straight years of victories, the vast majority of which were earned by beating opponents by 40 or more points. It surpasses the team’s old streak of 90 games by a nice round number of 10 and beats the longest win streak by a men’s college basketball team by twelve. The Huskies have weathered injuries, close calls and changes in talent to reach this unprecedented mark. It’s truly awe-striking.
She’s the creator of vegan beauty products, a philanthropist, a real estate investor and a writer. But before all of that she’s a wife and mother of 3, soon-to-be 4, children. I’m not sure how one person has time for all of that but the first GladiatHer® Wives feature of 2017, Martavia Wynn, does it all with style and grace. She’s breaking the mold of what it means to be a stay-at-home mom by making a name for herself as a successful businesswoman who prioritizes her family over her business. Check out Mrs. Wynn:
On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order targeting Black and Arab immigrants. In a nutshell, the Order: 1) indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the United States; 2) suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and 3) blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, refugees or otherwise, from entering the United States for 90 days: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Lawsuits and demonstrations in protest of the Order have broken out all over the country and politicians and athletes alike are speaking out against it. The Order, advertised as a measure to protect the American public from terrorism, neither targets the countries that have produced the most international nor prevents radicalized Americans (the individuals responsible for the most recent, deadly attacks in the US) from executing acts of terrorism. But who’s worried about pesky facts? A few misstatements or alternative facts never hurt anyone, right?
By now most of you are aware that last week the Senate held it’s confirmation hearing for President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. By a lot of people’s standards, DeVos’ performance was cringeworthy. She avoided agreeing to uphold federal laws that protected disabled students, supported guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears and revealed that she wasn’t knowledgeable in basic concepts about educational standards. She provided little clarity about the tone she would set for the Department of Education and while it’s not immediately apparent, that also means there’s little clarity about the direction of women in sports. How could DeVos and the Department of Education possibly influence women in sports? For that answer I’m bringing you another installment of GladiatHer® Law.
When you think about women in sports media, chances are that you think of sideline reporters and maybe even news anchors. Your mind doesn’t automatically jump to entrepreneurs or logistics specialists. But that’s exactly what Blythe Brumleve, today’s GladiatHer® Crush Wednesday feature is; a straight shooting, successful sports entrepreneur and logistics specialist. Hailing all the way from Duuuuuuuuuuvvvaaaalllll, Florida, Blythe is forging her way in the sports industry on her own terms and we’re absolutely in love with her for it. Do yourself a favor and take a look at what she has to say below:
Today we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the changes he helped usher in for the civil rights of Americans and people worldwide. Many people across the world choose to honor his legacy and continue in his light by engaging in community and general acts of service. Here are a few GladiatHers® who are constantly using their resources and positions to serve and improve their communities.
It’s Friday the 13th A.K.A. Freaky Friday y’all! In honor of the “special” day we’re highlighting some GladiatHers® who have done a switcheroo of their own. They have made the rare decision to try their hands at different sports and done so very successfully. It’s a pretty amazing thing to be a stellar athlete in multiple sports…Kudos to these women!