The Women in the Game initiative was developed to honor female athletes from all walks of life, and all levels of ability. This is a forum for sharing the triumphs, struggles, and inspiration that motivates them to give it their all, each and every day. We encourage you to share your stories, photos and videos as we celebrate the women who strive to achieve their personal best, both in sports and in life.
Meet UT Tennis Champion Natalie Pluskota
- Ended 2013 ranked 567 in singles and 170 in doubles in the world.
– Career ranking highs: July 2013 singles 478, Sept 2013 doubles 157
- Appeared in first singles finals in May 2013; A 10K in Landisville, PA
- Winner of three doubles titles:
– 10K Atlanta, GA – 2011
– 75K Phoenix, AZ – 2012
– 25K Rock Hill, SC – 2012
- Appearances in three other doubles finals:
– 10K Hilton Head – 2010
– 100K Vancouver, Canada 2012
– 100K Vancouver, Canada 2013
It Was Just a Pair of Shoes!
I have always enjoyed playing sports, especially basketball. I played backyard basketball until I was old enough to play on a school team, which was the sixth grade. I played all through high school. I even had an…
Today’s Teens are Tomorrows Leaders
Leadership is a lifelong process and developing leaders in middle and high school is not too early to start. Teenage years are critical period for developing leadership skills. Young girls don’t necessarily recognize th…
Running is a Cruel Mistress
Writer Chad Childers shares the incredibly dedicated experience of Elite Runner Betzy Jimenez, who is attending medical school while training as an elite runner. Oh, how things change. Gone are the days when the alarm clo…
Fun for the Entire Family: The Color Run
Nashville amateur runner and Zumba instructor Nikki Butler, her mother-in-law, and her daughter recently participated in the Color Run, the “Happiest 5k on the Planet,” in downtown Nashville. Here are their before and…
Kelsey Morris: How Volleyball Changed My Life
I can honestly say that playing volleyball in high school and at the club level really helped me develop my leadership skills and confidence. I’ll always remember my senior year. I was voted captain by my teammates, mad…
One Volleyball Player’s Experience at The University of Tennessee
Nikki Fowler played volleyball at the University of Tennessee from 2007-2011, where she became an academic all-American, a distinction awarded to only 6 people in the country every year. This short video shows highlights …
Morehead State Wins 2013 OVC Women’s Soccer Championship
The Morehead State women’s soccer team posted a 1-0 victory over host UT Martin in the finals of the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Championship at Skyhawk Field. Morehead State Junior forward Macy Cobb scored the winning …
UT Martin Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin McMillan
UT Martin Head Coach Kevin McMillan shares some straight talk on the new competitive nature of the conference and helping his younger players maturing enough to answer the issues of defensive rebounding, and addresses the…
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