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National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Let’s Hear it for the... Girls?

Mizzou Links for Wednesday, January 29

National Women & Girls in Sport Day is upon us

According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, February 5, 2020 marks the 34th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), first established in 1987 under President Reagan. This celebration inspires girls and women to play sports and be active because “the confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life.”

NGWSD honors the achievements of female athletes, coaches and leaders and acknowledges the power of sports to unlock limitless potential. The Women’s Sports Foundation applauds the vital role played by the individuals and organizations who join us in championing this effort: advocates seeking to protect Title IX and advance gender equity, athletes using their platform to inspire greatness, and coaches working daily to promote play.

According to, Mizzou Athletics will be offering ticket promotions to upcoming women’s sporting events so fans can catch Mizzou’s inspiring female athletes in person.

Women’s Basketball will hold an official celebration of NGWSD on Sunday, February 2 for the Arkansas game.

Promotional packages from Mizzou Athletics (with the links to purchase), are below:

  • $15 Week Pass - Includes tickets to Mizzou Women’s Basketball vs. Kentucky (Jan. 30), Mizzou Gymnastics vs. Arkansas (Jan. 31) and Mizzou Women’s Basketball vs. Arkansas (Feb. 2). Purchasers get a free GRL PWR T-Shirt, and are invited to a mini clinic.
  • $5 Day Pass - Includes tickets to Mizzou Women’s Basketball vs. Arkansas (Feb. 2) and a free GRL PWR T-Shirt, and a mini clinic.

Changes are among us with the WNBA’s new collective bargaining agreement (here - again- is the link to SB Nation’s guide to the new CBA), and support for women’s sports continues to be at the forefront as a result of the devastating news of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gigi’s passing. Kobe, as you probably know, was a huge proponent of women’s sports, and could often be seen (and heard) talking about the WNBA, the US Women’s National Team, Olympic swimming champions Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel, as well as college and youth sports. Continuing to support girls and women in sport is so very important, and I only hope there are others out there willing to step up and do the same going forward.

Join us in celebrating such athletes as our very own Sophie Cunningham
Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images

A quick side note before moving on to the links... YESSSSSSSIRRRRR. Damn. What a game. Sweet mother of God. Pretty sure my voice is going to be gone, and I definitely held my breath in several instances for long enough I could have passed out. Sam should talk smack about the team more often on twitter (I say sarcastically), as that clearly had an effect on the outcome.

And Reed Nikko, I think I love you. Like, for real.

On to the links!

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  • The women’s team is back in action on Thursday for a Gold Rush game. They are offering various promotions to kick attendance up a notch and add to the fun.

Other Mizzou Sports News

  • Gymnastics is hosting a Pink Out for breast cancer awareness on Friday at 6:30pm against Arkansas.
  • In other SEC something-or-other of the Week news, congrats to Mizzou Track’s Ja’Mari Ward, winner of the SEC Men’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week! More news on this at
  • #TigerStyle added two-time NCAA qualifier at 133lbs, Matt Schmitt, a Missouri native and grad transfer from WVU, to the 2020-21 roster. More news on this at
  • Softball season is only 10 days away, and the team is hard at work. To prepare you, here’s a video from Head Coach Larissa Anderson about the culture.
  • Looks like the soccer team did some training at MizzouRec on Tuesday!

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