Images surfaced Thursday showing significantly lacking accommodations for the women’s NCAA Tournament.
Multiple women’s basketball coaches and sports performance staffers took to social media Thursday showing the lacking accommodations for the women’s NCAA Tournament.
Stanford performance coach Ali Kershner posted a side-by-side comparison between the women’s and men’s tournament weight rooms. The men’s facility includes several machines in a spacious weight room facility while Kershner’s photo of the women’s workout area only has yoga mats and a dumbbell rack. None of the dumbbells in Kershner’s photo exceeded 30 pounds.
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Kershner’s image comparison can be seen below.
The images sparked an uproar on social media, including notable WNBA players Sabrina Ionescu, A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum and Jordin Canada sharing their displeasure about the lacking facilities.
NCAA VP of women’s basketball Lynn Holzman released a statement Thursday evening regarding the limited women’s workout area. Holzman stated that the NCAA is “actively working to enhance existing resources at practice courts.”
A video taken by women’s basketball player Sedona Prince shows ample space in the women’s practice facility for exercise equipment that has otherwise been unused.
The men’s tournament tipped Thursday in Indiana while the women’s tournament will begin Sunday in Texas.
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