Weekly Breakdown - Feb 18-25

Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from hockey, soccer, basketball and golf!

Serena Williams was one of the stars in the new Nike ad!

Nike released a brand new ad this week that featured some of the best female athletes in the game! Serena Williams was one of plenty female athletes in Nikes new ad that was released this past week. Other athletes include Sam Gordon, Lisa Leslie, and Becky Hammon! Not only that, Serena was selected to present “A Star is Born” during the 2019 Oscars where the ad will be running. We’re so excited to see both Nike and Serena doing such big things!

Athing Mu set the women’s indoor record at Nationals!

History was made this weekend! Athing Mu, a 16-year-old from Trenton, New Jersey, set the American and both high record for 600 meters. Her record time came in at 1:23.57, which shattered the previous high school record that she also set at 2.66 seconds in the preliminaries. The only person who has topped Athing was Russian Olga Kotlyarova who had a time of 1:23.44. Both of these are amazing times! Congratulations on the new record Athing!

Image Credit- Phil Bond

Image Credit- Phil Bond

The Buffalo Beauts won their sixth straight game!

The Buffalo Beauts are on a roll! The Beauts won against the Riveters 4-1 on Saturday night. The goals were scored by Emily Janiga and Kelly Babstock for the Beauts and Rebecca Russo for the Riveters. With this win, the Beauts are trying tied for second in the league with the Minnesota Whitecaps at 20 points. That puts them just two points behind the Boston Pride and first place. For those who missed the game, the NWHL has uploaded it their Youtube page. Congratulations on the win streak, ladies!

Image Credit- NWHL/Mike Hetzel

Image Credit- NWHL/Mike Hetzel

Amy Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand!

Despite all of the excitement on the green at Siam Country Club's Pattaya Old Course, we have a winner in the Honda LPGA Thailand! Amy Yang of South Korea has won the tournament for the third time, first in 2015 then again in 2017. Yang had a final round of 65 and a 22-under-par 266, holding off Minjee Lee by only one stroke. With this tournament under her belt, Yang now has four LPGA wins. She said this the LPGA website on her win, "I was honestly very nervous, especially last three holes. It was (a) tough hole to finish. I was really telling myself just (to) be patient, do (my) best at the time.” Congratulations Amy!

Image Credit- USA Today Sports Images

Image Credit- USA Today Sports Images

Anya Alvarez