2014 was a good year for women in sports. Children and adults all over the world were introduced to the possibility of a girl who plays baseball as Mo'ne Davis hit the scene. She was not the only girl in the Little League World Series (there was another girl in the series this year), but she was the first to receive national attention when she pitched a shut out game. Her picture appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and she was named Sports Illustrated Kids' Sports Kid of the year.
Mo'ne was not the only women to do great things this year. ESPNw has named 24 other Impact Women of the Year including Brittney Griner, a 24 year old WNBA all-star, Ronda Rousey, a 27 year old bantamweight champion, Maya Moore, a 25 year old WNBA MVP, and Michelle Wie, a 25 year old Women's Open Golf Champion. You can see ESPNw's full list here.
Sports on Earth has also named their top 10 women in sports of 2014. You can see their list here.
On the other side, the Boston Globe put together Nine Women's Sports Stories that Deserved More Attention in 2014. Make sure to check them out.
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See you next year!
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