Weekly Breakdown - Mar 25 - Apr 1
Another week, another exciting time for women! So much has happened this past week that includes women from hockey, soccer, tennis, and golf!
The Wisconsin Badgers won the NCAA Championships!
Congratulations is in order for the Wisconsin Badgers women’s hockey team! Last week they won against Minnesota 2-0 and became the NCAA National Champions. With this win under their belt, the Badgers have their fifth NCAA trophy in the 20 seasons they have been around. Not only that, the team is the first in 19 NCAA tournaments to win all of their games by shutting out their opponent. We are so excited for your win, ladies! Enjoy it!
Ali Krieger returned to the USWNT!
Ali Krieger might not have played for the national team since 2017, but she’s officially back! After being asked by U.S. coach Jill Ellis, Krieger agreed and was on her way to the team. Krieger said this about being invited to join the team, “It means everything for me. I'm so ready and willing to do whatever is asked of me.” She has made 98 appearances on for the USWNT and it’s exciting to see that she’ll be representing them once more. We can’t wait to see how she does for the USWNT!
Ashleigh Barty is the first Australian to win the Miami Open!
The Miami Open was this past weekend and it was a hit! Former cricket player Ashleigh Barty is the first Australian player, man or woman, to win the tournament! Barty took a break from tennis five years ago to pursue cricket and came back in 2016, but that didn’t stop her from dominating. With this win, Barty is set to move from 12th in the world rankings to 9th. Barty said this, “When I play my best, I’m good enough to match up with the very best in the world and I just need to keep giving myself opportunities to challenge myself and play against the best.” Congratulations on both the return and the win, Ashleigh!
Nasa Hataoka won the Kia Classic!
We have a winner of the Kia Classic! Nasa Hataoka won at Aviara Golf Club on Sunday with a 5-under 67 victory and was three strokes ahead of Inbee Park, top-ranked Sung Hyun Park, Jin Young Ko, Azahara Munoz and Danielle Kang. Hataoka said this, “First couple days I wasn't putting very well so I didn't really think I could pull this off. Until the 18th hole, anything could happen, but I was just very relieved that my second shot landed on the putting surface.” With this win, she has her third victory in her last 16 LPGA starts. Congratulations on the winning the Classic, Nasa!