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  1. Big Decision Awaits BYU Two-Sport Star Jennifer Hamson

    Michelle Smith

    She's already been drafted by the WNBA's Sparks and is finishing a stellar volleyball career at BYU, but as her pro career looms, two-sport star Jennifer Hamson will have to commit one way or the other.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  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. 'I Didn't Know Whether Victory Was Leaving Or Staying'

    Michelle Smith

    After years of silence, former basketball star Ruthie Bolton says she was routinely beaten by her former husband and hopes that her story can help others.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. espnW Headliners -- Connecticut freshman Breanna Stewart exceedin...

    Michelle Smith

    Embracing the scrutiny, heralded UConn freshman Breanna Stewart is already showing she has what it takes to become the next great Husky.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  7. Bikini basketball insulting to WNBA

    Michelle Smith

    You want cogent analysis on why the Bikini Basketball League is a bad idea? Paragraph upon paragraph about how it is insulting and demeaning and detrimental to women's sports? Why bother when the whole thing is easily summed up in a single wo...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  8. LSU Lady Tigers' Nikki Caldwell enjoys new role

    Michelle Smith

    LSU's Nikki Caldwell has worn many hats as a head coach, including mentor and teacher. Now, after giving birth in March, she adds parent as she learns to master even more multitasking.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  9. Total Access: Stanford Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer applauds su...

    Michelle Smith

    At the Cardinal's postseason gala, coach Tara VanDerveer acknowledges the team's great accomplishments -- a 79-game home winning streak, five straight Final Fours -- then asks who will step up to keep it going.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  10. Total Access: Stanford -- Final whirlwind of preparations

    Michelle Smith

    The Cardinal prepare to leave for the Final Four in a 60-hour whirlwind of practice and interviews -- with time set aside for movies, pedicures and shopping.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2012
  11. Total Access: Stanford -- Family time is short but sweet

    Michelle Smith

    Between games and studying for final exams, there is precious little time for parents to spend with the players during the NCAA tournament, but they all make the most of it.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  12. Total Access --Stanford Cardinal are in chartered territory

    Michelle Smith

    The Cardinal's quest for a national championship takes flight with an 8.5-hour, 80-person travel day to Virginia to begin play in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  13. Total Access -- Stanford celebrates its No. 1 seed

    Michelle Smith

    Stanford's name appeared as the No. 1 seed in the Fresno Region along with No. 16 Hampton as the first two teams officially in the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal locker room -- a family-only affair with players, coaches and staff -- erupted.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2012
  14. Total Access -- Stanford Cardinal senior Nneka Ogwumike gets read...

    Michelle Smith

    In what promises to be a hectic few weeks, Stanford senior Nneka Ogwumike will finish her course work, lead her team on an NCAA tournament run and likely become the first pick in the WNBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  15. The Shootaround -- Breaking down women's basketball championship ...

    Michelle Smith

    Championship Week kicks off Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of the six major conference tournaments.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  16. Total Access -- Stanford Cardinal's Grace Mashore makes most of t...

    Michelle Smith

    In this week's installment of our behind-the-scenes look at the Cardinal: Senior Grace Mashore has seen precious little playing time in four years, but her hard work and heart have not gone unnoticed. She's a fan favorite at Maples.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012