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LaVoi to receive Special Merit Award from Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:00:18 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, has been chosen by the Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership to receive their 2015 Special Merit Award given annually to individuals who exemplify extraordinary levels of commitment to breaking barriers for girls and women in sport. The award will be … Continue reading LaVoi to receive Special Merit Award from Minnesota Coalition of Women in Athletic Leadership

LaVoi quoted on the precedents set by UMD Miller firing
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:02:06 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, comments in a Minnesota Public Radio web article, “Female hockey coach firing was about more than money,” on the precedents set by the recent firing of University of Minnesota, Duluth’s hockey coach Shannon Miller.

InsideHigherEd.com quotes LaVoi on career of UM Duluth hockey’s Shannon Miller
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:58:59 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in an InsideHigherEd.com piece, “Salary Ceiling for Women Only?” on the University of Minnesota—Duluth’s hockey coach Shannon Miller’s non-renewal of contract. LaVoi notes she has never seen the lack-of-funds rationale, given by Duluth, in her years of researching female coaches.

Strib quotes LaVoi in article on female coaches in girls’ hockey
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:02:58 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune article, “Female coaches in girls’ hockey still scarce, doubted.” LaVoi comments on the perception of female vs male coaches.

LaVoi quoted in St Louis Post-Dispatch on 12-year-old’s letter to Dick’s Sporting Goods
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:16:58 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in the St Louis Post-Dispatch article “Sporting-goods Industry Ignores One of its Biggest-growing Markets” on 12-year-old McKenna Peterson’s letter to Dick’s Sporting Goods about the absence of women in their catalog.

LaVoi quoted in The Gazette on differing treatment of female and male coaches
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:34:52 +0000

Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center, is quoted in the Cedar Rapids, IA The Gazette article, “Are there differences between coaching men and women?” about a University of Iowa field hockey coach firing, and the consequences of different expectations for male and female coaches.

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