Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sometimes, girls really CAN do everything...

In the professional world, most of the sports glory goes to men. Diana Nyad has been getting a lot of press lately for her daring and daunting swimming attempts from Cuba to Florida, and rightly so, but most of the sports headlines are dominated by football or baseball or basketball - men's, not women's of course, even though the WBNA is in the middle of their playoffs right now.

Even high school sports are dominated by news about what the men are accomplishing on the football field, the baseball diamond, or the basketball court. So this was a nice little story by Micheline Maynard for The New York Times, picked up by MSNBC.com here about a young woman, Brianna Amat, who has a 4.0 GPA, is involved in her student government, is the kicker on her high school's football team - that's right ladies, you can play whatever sport you want - AND just won homecoming queen.

I hope for the rest of her life that Amat believes she can do or be anything!

Go girls! :)

1 comment:

  1. Way to go Brianna! What a great example of all that girls can achieve. Yes, you can play whatever sport you want! Don't let anyone tel you otherwise.