Mendoza Named Women’s Sports Foundation Team Sportswoman of the Year
MISSION’s softball player Jessica Mendoza will become president of the organization next year.
The Women’s Sports Foundation—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports—advocates for equality, educates the public, conducts research and offers grants to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women’s Sports Foundation builds on her legacy as a champion athlete, advocate of social justice and agent of change. The WSF strives for gender equity and fight discrimination in all aspects of athletics.
“I see this award as a reflection of the accomplishments of all my teammates this year. It is a huge honor to be named to this list of amazing women who have won this award in past years,” said Mendoza. “I also love that WSF has recognized more than just athletic achievements, but what athletes are doing to give back and keep women’s sports progressing to the future.”