The newest issue of Sports Illustrated is dubbed “The Unrelenting” and is celebrating women empowerment.
In the year 2020, Sports Illustrated has named the most empowered women in the sports world. The list of names includes those who have set the bar higher and are influencing the world with their achievements. This issue features those women who have not only excelled in sports, but who are fighting for a better world.
One of the most empowered women, who proved herself to be the toughest and most enduring personality, is Nancy Hogshead-Makar. She has not just created a remarkable career for herself, but she is a strong-headed woman who can achieve anything. She has also proved her love for humanity with her focus on charity.
Nancy is one amazing lady. She is an advocate and award-winning swimmer. She has been featured in “The Unrelenting,” and is the first woman to be included in the Duke Sports Hall of Fame in the year 1995.
In 1981, she made her debut at Duke. She didn’t just come back as an honorable participant, but she also returned as a winner. Hogshead won four ACC Championships. Her wins include 500 yards and 1650 yards freestyle, 200 yards butterfly, and 400 yards individual medley.
Moreover, she earned All-America Honors in the butterfly and individual medley. Her achievements have still kept her among the top 10 ranks in the Duke record’s charts.
After a successful amateur run at Duke, Hogshead competed in the Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles in 1984. It was in LA that she managed to bag three gold medals for 100 m freestyle, 100m freestyle relay, 400m medley relay. Moreover, she was also able to earn a silver medal for the 200m individual medley.
Apart from her achievements in the sports world, the former Duke and Olympian winner, Nancy Hogshead-Makar is also a high profile lawyer. She advocates for gender equality in sports and is also a specialist. Over the years in her legal career, she has worked with various firms and groups to highlight the importance of the equal opportunity to both genders in the field of sports.
After completing her degree, Nancy interned at Women’s Sports Foundation, where she continued working for thirty-years till she founded her organization “Champion Women.” Champion Women is an advocacy firm for girls and women in sports.