2020 was the year of the unexpected and the unprecedented. As we gladly say goodbye to this disastrous year, let’s take some time to look back at some amazing moments from female athletes and women in the sports field.
The first all-female NHL broadcast
Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open while making statements for racial justice and wins A.P. female athlete of the year.
Seattle Storm win 4th WNBA title.
Kim Ng becomes the first female GM in MLB History
Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to play and score in a Power 5 football game with Vanderbilt.
Maya Moore skips second straight season to help free her now husband Jonathan Irons from his prison sentence with a wrongful conviction.
The explosive popularity and booming success of the WNBA Orange Hoodie.
NWSL becomes the first professional team in America to return to play during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they make a statement when doing so.
The players of the WNBA continuing to lead the way in social justice representation in sports.
Jessica Mendoza becoming first female World Series analyst.
Jeanie Buss becoming first female NBA owner to win a championship.
Katie Sowers becomes the first female and openly gay coach in the Super Bowl.
First NFL game featuring both a female coach and female refs.
NWHL announces expansion team in Toronto.
Becky Hammon becomes the first female head coach in the NBA while filling in for Gregg Popovich after his in-game ejection.