37th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day
February 1, 2023, marks the 37th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day
February 1, 2023 – 37th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is an annual day of observance held during the first week of February to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes.
This National day is an opportunity to recognize the influence of sports participation for women and girls and honour the progress and continuing struggle for equality for women in sports.
2023 marks the 51st anniversary of Title IX, a federal right law signed on June 23, 1972.
This law stated, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity.”
Particularly, Title IX regulations are most well-known for their impact on expanding opportunities for girls and women in sports.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day‘s Wikipedia describes President Ronald Reagan’s involvement to sign Proclamation 5606 which declared February 4, 1987, as Nation Women in Sports Day.
Reports show, in 1972, just over 300,000 women and girls played college and high school sports in the United States. At this point, female athletes received 2% of college athletic budgets and athletic scholarships for women were not accessible.
In fact, by 2012, the number of girls participating in high school sports nationwide increased to more than 3 million. More than 190,000 women were competing in intercollegiate sports—six times as many as in 1972.
"It means everything to me..."#NGWSD x @NCAA pic.twitter.com/3tqEp64EJn— K-State Athletics (@kstatesports) February 7, 2022
Most recognized hashtags associated with National Girls & Women in Sports Day:
Baron® Championship Rings Presents: National Girl’s and Women in Sports Day -Recognizing the influence of sports participation for both women and girls, and we are honoured to acknowledge the accomplishments of female athletes every day.
Custom Championship Rings for Girls & Women in Sports
To commemorate the 37th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, we are highlighting custom Championship Rings by Baron® that were designed for female athletes along with a few highlights of the achievements.
2018 WNBA Championship Ring
2020 WNBA Championship Ring
Historical Basketball Career Retirement Ring
2018 & 2020 WNBA CHAMPIONS
Seattle Storm | Women’s Professional Basketball | Sue Bird
Seattle Storm has won their 4th WNBA Championship Ring and their 2nd in 3 years. Claiming the 2018 WNBA Champions and 2020 WNBA Champions WNBA titles.
Seattle Storm point guard and WNBA legend Sue Bird has announced Bird’s 21st year in the league would be her final one as a player in the WNBA.
To commemorate the long list of achievements and record-breaking titles, Bird was honoured with Sue Bird’s Historical Basketball Career Retirement Championship Ring.
Seattle Storm Official Presents: Can’t Stop Us Now | National Girl’s & Women in Sports Day – Watch on YouTube
CBC Sports Presents: GOLD MEDAL GAME: Canada vs. USA | Highlights Women’s Hockey | Beijing 2022 Olympics – Watch Team Canada face off against Team United States in the gold medal final women’s ice hockey game at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Canada’s women’s hockey team claims their first Olympic title since 2014 with a 3-2 victory over rival United States. – Watch on YouTube
Team Canada Winning Gold in 2022
- On September 4, 2022, Team Canada won gold at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Denmark. Team Canada won by a 2-1 final score against the United States. Overall, Canada had taken 19 shots, 20 saves, and 6 penalty infraction minutes. While the United States took 21 shots, 17 saves, and 8 penalty infraction minutes.
- Ivanie Blondin, Valérie Maltais, Isabelle Weidemann – Took gold in Long Track Speed Skating – Women’s Team Pursuit
- Team Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in Women’s Ice Hockey at Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games on February 17, 2022
- Isabelle Weidemann – Long Track Speed Skating – Women’s 5000m
See the complete list of Team Canada Winning Gold at Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games
Women’s Basketball Ring | RU39A | Calabasas, CA
Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High Shcool
Women’s Cheerleading Ring | CL01A | Los Angeles, CA
United All Stars Cheer
Women’s Cheerleading Ring | RU02A | Fort Dodge, IA
Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Women’s Basketball| CD01A | Knoxville
Stingray Allstars Marietta
Women’s Cheerleading Ring | RC02A | Marietta, GA
Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School
Women’s High School Volleyball Ring | RU02A-RCA | Rvine, CA
Tribute to National Girls & Women in Sports Day
See what female athletes are saying about National Girls & Women in Sports Day. Also, an important and inspirational message has been shared by Army West Point’s Stephanie Dolehyde, as quoted below.
“Athletics are a major component to the cadet experience here at West Point and provide some of the most essential leadership skills needed to serve in the United States Army. My name is Stephanie Dolehyde and I am a cadet athlete on the women’s tennis team and serving as the current brigade student-athlete advisory committee officer.”
“National Girls and Women In Sports Day is important to me because it honors the legacy that female athletes have left and helps us recognize the power of sport.”
“Sport means so much to me and all the men and women who have competed, sweat, bled, cried, laughed, and smiled with their coaches, with their teammates. Sport has taught us to be coachable, taught us to be good teammates, has taught us to have sportsmanship and respect for others, and has taught us to love and fight for something greater than ourselves. “
“Sport has been such a large part of education and I am blessed for the impact that it has made on me today. I am grateful for all the women who have paved the way before me to allow and encourage women to compete in sports.”
1. Nebraska Huskers Presents: Nebraska Volleyball | National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2022 – Watch on YouTube
2. NCSA College Recruiting Presents: Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day
– Watch on YouTube
3. Portland Pilots Presents: 2022 National Girls and Women in Sports Day
– Watch on YouTube
4. Army West Point Athletics Presents: National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2022
– Watch on YouTube
Dream big. 💙— San Jose State Spartans (@SJSUAthletics) February 3, 2022
Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!#NGWSD | #SpartanUp | @KPSanJose pic.twitter.com/lWipSJZQvc
To every young girl, never give up on your dreams.@USSpeedskating x #NGWSD pic.twitter.com/HbCNAgURjj— Team USA (@TeamUSA) February 3, 2022
"Being a woman in athletics feels like a superpower." 💪— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) February 3, 2022
On #NGWSD, a real conversation with our very own @Sydmeisterr about her @RazorbackTF student-athlete experience and @SEC professional journey. pic.twitter.com/pIDzoPmrDS
History of Girls & Women in Sports
A brief look into Canadian Women’s Sports in History as we honour the 37th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day
Women’s Sports in the Victorian Age
While men’s athletics clubs were on the rise as the 19th century advanced, women had fewer opportunities in the world of sports. Canadian women, who had money and time, found opportunities to participate in recreational activities since women at the time were excluded from many sporting activities. Here is a list of recreational activities Canadian women participated in:
- sleigh and toboggan parties
- skating (this included fancy skating, known today as figure skating)
- horseback riding
- fox hunting
- walking matches
- roller skating or “parlour” skating on hockey rinks which were covered with wooden floors for the summer season
Learn more about Canadian Women’s Sports in the Victorian Age
Playing because of the last generation;— UNLV Softball (@UNLVSoftball) February 3, 2022
Paving the way for the next. #NGWSD #SeeItBeIt #BEaREBEL pic.twitter.com/2f5y7jgSGZ
𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 lives through the power of sport#NGWSD pic.twitter.com/cSlC1eFakh— K-State Athletics (@kstatesports) February 5, 2022
Inspirational quotes from Female Athletes
List of inspirational quotes from top athletes around the world. (Uplifter Inc., EcoSalon)
- “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” – Simone Biles
- “If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” – Mia Hamm
“Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.”
– Venus Williams
- “Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Liane Cardes
- “As much time as you put into it, that’s what your achievements are going to be when you come out of it.” – Mary Lou Retton
It's National Girls and Women in Sports Day! 💪👏— The ACC (@theACC) February 2, 2022
Join the ACC as we celebrate the excellence of women — in competition and in life. #NGWSD pic.twitter.com/MtoQxBrPue
Paving the way for the next generation.— Michigan State Athletics (@MSU_Athletics) February 2, 2022
Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!#NGWSD | #GoGreen pic.twitter.com/37LWMJMQG1
Q & A for Girls & Women in Sports
A brief look at Women’s Sports most asked questions.
When is the National Girls & Women In Sports Day celebrated in 2023?
What is the most popular female sport in the United States and Canada?
According to Wikipedia’s Top Women’s Leagues in North America, the top female sports include soccer, basketball, fastpitch softball, ice hockey, ringette, women’s gridiron football, flat-track roller derby, and lacrosse. Top individual sports include tennis, bowling, and golf.
As the first collegiate athletic association to sponsor women's athletics, the @NJCAA has a rich history of providing opportunities for female sports.— NJCAA (@NJCAA) February 2, 2022
Currently, there are more than 1,850 women's teams competing in the association across 500+ members.#NJCAA4NGWSD | #NGWSD pic.twitter.com/D9U8IVLpBG
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37TH ANNUAL NATIONAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY
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For more information on how – Visit Women Sports Foundation. – The leading authority on women’s and girls’ participation in sports, WSF is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring all girls have access to sports – #keepPlaying
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