Shannon Scovel

Sports have the power to transcend cultural barriers, and, an athlete who has traveled around the world to study and compete, I can testify to the value of sports in the global community. I spent four years as a Division I distance swimmer at American University, and I carried my passion for sports has carried over into my academic work. I completed a graduate research dissertation as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Stirling assessing women's representation in Olympic media from the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Games and presented my work at the International Sport and Society Conference June in Toronto in June 2019. My goal is to share the findings of my research with the greater sports community to help raise awareness about the lack of media coverage for women and work together to find solutions. 


Currently, I'm pursuing a PhD in Journalism at the University of Maryland where I'm continuing my scholarship on women's sports media. I've also spent time as a reporter covering the 2016, 2017 and 2019 NCAA wrestling tournament as well as the 2018 NCAA Women's College Cup, and I always enjoying watching athletes chase their goals on the national stage. 


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