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  1. 2011 women's NCAA tournament: Stanford Cardinal coach Tara VanDer...

    Michelle Smith

    When Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said her team wasn't always "basketball smart," it wasn't intended as an insult to her players. Instead, she actually was making the point that her team's efficiency and discipline are the result of a lot of hard work.

    Blog | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  2. How Sports Can Be A Catalyst For Change

    Michelle Smith

    Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador At-Large for Global Women's Issues, discussed the role that sports play in the advancement of girls around the world as part of her keynote speech Thursday at espnW's Women + Sports Summit.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  3. How Stacey Allaster Plans To Make The WTA Even More Entertaining

    Michelle Smith

    Embracing the need to adapt, WTA CEO Stacey Allaster wants to bring more tennis and better player access to its fans throughout the world.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Families laud advancements made by U.S. wo...

    Michelle Smith

    U.S. women ski jumpers didn't medal, but they advanced. And for the folks at home, who fought for, cried and celebrated with them on their historic Olympic journey, that was plenty to cheer about.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  5. espnW -- Seeing Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in fu...

    Michelle Smith

    Michelle Smith, who covered Richard Sherman when he played for Stanford, knows there's a lot more to the Seahawks cornerback than his postgame comments Sunday showed.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  6. espnW -- Evergreen Valley College prepping women's soccer players...

    Michelle Smith

    Evergreen Valley has become a women's soccer power in California Community College system since coach Felicia Perez arrived in 2006. But it's her drive to send first-generation Latina athletes to four-year schools that she considers her greatest success.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  7. espnW -- WNBA All-Star Maya Moore is No. 7 on our Impact 10 list

    Michelle Smith

    Leading the Lynx to a second WNBA title in her three-year career, Maya Moore proved she's the go-to player on a team full of them.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  8. espnW -- Hailai Arghandiwal humbled by Afghans' courage

    Michelle Smith

    Playing for the Afghan national soccer team, which took to the field against all odds, opened Santa Clara recruit Hailai Arghandiwal's eyes to the privilege she's experienced growing up in the United States.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2013
  9. Diana Taurasi stuck in drive -espnW

    Michelle Smith

    Diana Taurasi, voted the third-most influential Hispanic female athleteof all time in a poll conducted by espnW and ESPN Deportes, has accomplished everything in basketball, but burns to get better.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  10. espnW -- California Golden Bears swimmer Missy Franklin feels at ...

    Michelle Smith

    She was the most decorated female swimmer at the London Olympics. But now, 18-year-old Missy Franklin just wants to fit in with her teammates as she begins her freshman year at Cal.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  11. espnW -- Stanford Cardinal's Carly Wopat feels sister's spirit

    Michelle Smith

    Sixteen months after the death of her twin sister and teammate, Sam, Stanford's Carly Wopat feels her sister's presence every time she steps onto the volleyball court.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2013
  12. espnW -- Angler Pam Martin-Wells casts a spell

    Michelle Smith

    Pam Martin-Wells, the most accomplished female bass angler of all time, has turned her childhood love for the outdoors into a career as a pioneer.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2013
  13. espnW -- Cal's Tierra Rogers inspires without playing a minute

    Michelle Smith

    A top recruit who lost her father and basketball career, Tierra Rogers fought through heartbreak and depression to inspire her teammates at Cal.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  14. espnW -- Sports moms personify victory, defeat

    Michelle Smith

    There's nothing quite like being a mom and raising an athlete. Michelle Smith writes about the rewarding experience of her child playing sports -- that is, when she can stomach watching.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  15. espnW -- Stanford, USC rule in the pool in water polo

    Michelle Smith

    Stanford (seeking its third straight title) and three-time champion USC resume their never-ending battle for water polo supremacy at this weekend's NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  16. espnW -- Springstowne Wrestling Academy girls are a powerhouse

    Michelle Smith

    The Springstowne Wrestling Academy, the nation's largest girls' school wrestling program, brings a championship glow to the working-class city of Vallejo, Calif.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013