The Time for Gender Equity in Basketball is Now.
ATLANTA (April 15, 2021) — The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association joins our WNBA colleagues in celebrating the exceptional talent in women’s basketball today. We are excited to make available #OurShiningMoment, a video celebration of the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. The video is now available to watch online below.
As the WNBA announces its 2021 draft picks tonight on ESPN, we join them in showcasing the extraordinary talent in our shared game and celebrating the future of this generation’s most talented women’s basketball players.
#OurShiningMoment is part of the WBCA’s #OurFairShot public relations campaign to call attention to the gender inequities in NCAA women’s and men’s basketball with the goal of bringing about meaningful and lasting change within the sport.
The four-minute video was assembled from video footage provided by the 64 tournament teams. Music was provided courtesy of Blue Élan Records LLC, an independent record label based in Los Angeles that is a WBCA video and audio partner. “Fireball” is written by Cindy Alexander and Colin Devlin, performed by Cindy Alexander, and is used courtesy of Blue Élan Records.
Visit OurFairShot.com, the new website launched by the WBCA to serve as an online clearinghouse for all things related to its efforts to provide its coaches and student-athletes with the same collegiate experience as their male counterparts. The website provides a comprehensive list of differences in how the NCAA governs and administers women’s and men’s basketball. Follow @OurFairShot on Instagram and Twitter and “like” it on Facebook for the latest updates.
Use the #OurFairShot hashtag when commenting on or sharing social media posts related to this initiative. Also use the #OurShiningMoment hashtag when specifically commenting on or sharing the #OurShiningMoment video.
About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit WBCA.org for more details about the association.
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