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Wasend is recipient of inaugural Erin Reifsteck award from Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

Matea Wasend, former School of Kinesiology MS student in sport sociology and 2-time recipient of the Tucker Center‘s Pam Borton Fellowship, is the inaugural recipient of the Erin Reifsteck Student Paper of the Year award from the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ). Wasend receives this award for her publication, “Are women coached […] [READ MORE]

“Physical Activity for Adolescent Girls,” with Chelsey Thul

In this episode [S2E2] of Tucker Center Talks, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology Senior Lecturer, talks with Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar Dr. Chelsey Thul, Lecturer in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. Drs. Thul and LaVoi talk about Thul’s groundbreaking research on the development, implementation, and […] [READ MORE]

New KARE11 feature SportsLife quotes LaVoi on youth sports

A new feature from KARE11 quotes Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology. The recurring feature called SportsLife looks “at issues that impact young athletes and their families.” The lead article, “SportsLife: ‘Youth sports are broken’,” quotes LaVoi on several ways youth sports are broken. [READ MORE]

“Gender Allyship in Sport,” with Caroline Heffernan

In this first episode [S2E1] of the second season of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, talks with Dr. Caroline Heffernan, an assistant professor of Sport and Recreation Management at Temple University and graduate of the U of M’s School of Kinesiology’s sport management doctoral […] [READ MORE]

Gunderson receives the MN National Girls and Women in Sports Day Legacy Award

Dr. Belmar Gunderson, a former faculty member in the School of Kinesiology and often referred to as “the mother of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Minnesota,” will be receiving the prestigious 2020 Legacy Award at the 34th Annual Minnesota National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 5, 2020, at the Minnesota […] [READ MORE]

Strib article on sexism, women coaches, referees quotes LaVoi

The Star Tribune article, “Subtle or not, sting of sexism felt by women basketball coaches, referees,” quotes Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, regarding sexism experienced by women coaches and referees and why it is so difficult to eradicate. [READ MORE]

LaVoi keynotes Sport Canada Research Initiative annual conference

Tucker Center director and senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, was the keynote speaker at the Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) 2019 Conference on October 24, 2019, in Ottawa, Canada. The SCRI annual conference brings together sport researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from across Canada to translate knowledge to application in […] [READ MORE]

“The Business of Women’s Sport,” with Nancy Lough

In this episode [S1E5] of “Tucker Center Talks,” Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, talks to Dr. Nancy Lough, professor in the Higher Education Program, Director of Marketing for the University of Nevada–Las Vegas College of Education, who has studied marketing, sponsorship, and gender equity in women’s sports […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center report data cited in NYT op ed

The July, 2019 Tucker Center report, “Head Coaches of Women’s Collegiate Teams: A Comprehensive Report on NCAA Division-I Institutions, 2018-19,” is cited in the New York Times piece, “Where Are All the Women Coaches?” The op ed uses Tucker Center data to argue for pay parity between men and women athletes. [READ MORE]

Tucker Center director emerita Kane cited in New York Times

Mary Jo Kane,  Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director emerita of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, appears in the New York Times article, “New York Times Writer Robbins Hails 2019 Athlete Social Justice Tour.” Kane is cited saying “the national women’s team was inspired by the […] [READ MORE]