Applications closed for 2022-23 AWSM Champions class

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AWSM Board

The Association for Women in Sports Media is no longer accepting applications for its 2022-223class of AWSM Champions presented by the Ann Liguori Foundation. Women who are selected for the program will be paired with a sports media veteran in the appropriate field for one year and partake in sessions featuring industry veterans.

All professional female AWSM members who have been employed in sports media any point during the past 12 months are eligible for AWSM Champions. Student members, including Fall 2021 graduates, are not eligible. All applications are due to by 11:59 p.m. PT on Sept. 17:

* Contact information (full name, email, phone number)
* Résumé
* Personal statement detailing why you are interested in being selected for the AWSM Champions program and what you are most looking for in a mentor (one page maximum)
* Head shot

Upon completion of the one-year program, mentees receive a complimentary one-year extension of their AWSM membership and assistance to attend AWSM’s 2022 convention. AWSM thanks the Ann Liguori Foundation, which continues as the inaugural benefactor of the program that was launched in 2017-18.

Members of the 2020-21 program are Katherine Fitzgerald (The Buffalo News), Nicole Gaddie (Golf Channel), Rachel L. Hill (, Kelly Hinseth (CBS 3/KBJR Duluth) and Meredith Perri (MassLive).

Thanks to 2020-21 program mentors Valerie Gordon (Commander-in-She), Angel Gray (Bally Sports Cleveland), Alisha Miller (, Jamie Seh (WKMG News 6) and Jenny Vrentas (Sports Illustrated).

Members of the 2021-22 AWSM Champions class will be announced later this fall. If you are interested in mentoring a future AWSM Champion, please contact board members Gina Mizell and Iliana Limón Romero at

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