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LaVoi/Tucker Center women coaching report card cited in MNDaily article

The Tucker Center‘s newly released “Head coaches of women’s collegiate teams: A report on select NCAA Division-I institutions, 2019-20” and author, Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, are cited in an April 1 MNDaily article, “University of Minnesota ranks among the highest in hiring women’s head coaches.” Minnesota […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center Talks podcast with Courtney Boucher

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E5], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., talks to Courtney Boucher. Courtney is a current doctoral student in Kinesiology at the U of M, a research assistant in the Tucker Center, and a two-time Pam Borton Fellow for Women in Sport Leadership. Boucher and LaVoi discuss the inception, purpose and […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center releases 2019-20 NCAA Division 1 Women in College Coaching Report Card

The Tucker Center has released its annual analysis of females vs. males holding head coach positions of women’s teams in NCAA Division I. The report, “Head coaches of women’s collegiate teams: A report on select NCAA Division-I institutions, 2019-20,” is authored by Tucker Center director, Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., and doctoral student and Pam Borton […] [READ MORE]

Morning Call piece on “gender reveal” sign quotes Tucker Center’s LaVoi

The Morning Call (Lehigh Valley News) piece, “‘Gender reveal’’ sign directed at Northampton girl hockey player shows sexism girls still face in sports,” has quoted Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD. LaVoi comments on how some aspects of girls playing sports have not changed much even since the […] [READ MORE]

“Pathways to Coaching,” podcast with Matea Wasend

In this episode of “Tucker Center Talks” [S2E4], Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., talks to Matea Wasend, former School of Kinesiology MS student in sport sociology, Tucker Center research assistant, two-time recipient of the Tucker Center‘s Pam Borton Fellowship, and inaugural recipient of the Erin Reifsteck Student Paper of the Year award from the Women in […] [READ MORE]

Women Coaches Symposium postponed

The Women Coaches Symposium (WCS) has been postponed. The full-day WCS was originally scheduled for Friday, April 24, but was cancelled due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. The WCS Planning Committee is working to book a new date for the event this coming fall. More information is and will be available at the Symposium […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted in Los Angeles Times

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times article, “A unique moment in history? ‘Women athletes are doing what needs to be done’”. LaVoi comments on media coverage of female athletes and offers an optimistic view for the future. She states, “We know […] [READ MORE]

Tucker Center affiliated scholar wins prestigious International Olympic Committee award

Guylaine Demers, Ph.D., professor at Laval University, and chair of Women’s Studies research, recently received The International Olympic Committee(IOC) Women and Sports Award. Demers is an affiliated scholar with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and also serves as chair for the Gender Equity Task Force for the Sports Ministry […] [READ MORE]

Kane comments on NHL all-women telecast in Philadelphia Inquirer

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director emerita of the Tucker Center, commented in a Philadelphia Inquirer article, “What impact will NHL’s first all-women telecast have on the future of women in sports?” On Sunday, March 8, International Women’s Day, an all-women crew called and produced an NHL game in the United […] [READ MORE]

LaVoi quoted on family time and youth sport

Tucker Center director and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD, is quoted in in a KARE11.com piece, “SportsLife: The family time trap.” LaVoi comments on the pros and cons of youth participation in sport. [READ MORE]