Finalists announced for 2024 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced three finalists for the 2024 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award. The award was endowed by Tam O’Shaughnessy, Sally Ride’s life partner and co-founder and executive director of Sally Ride Science, to honor an outstanding female collegiate tennis player who plans to pursue graduate studies in a STEM (science, technology, […]

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UMass Dartmouth’s Mckenzie Ferrari Named 2023 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award Winner

From Intercollegiate Tennis Association, June 27, 2023 The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is excited to announce that Mckenzie Ferrari from the University of Massachusetts  Dartmouth has been named the recipient of the 2023 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award as endowed by Tam O’Shaughnessy. “What an amazing confluence of great stories and astonishing people – Sally […]

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Four Finalists Announced for 2023 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Sally Ride STEM Award

From Intercollegiate Tennis Association May 25, 2023 TEMPE, AZ – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is pleased to announce the four finalists of the 2023 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award as endowed by Tam O’Shaughnessy. This year’s finalists include Anjali Devireddy (Johns Hopkins), McKenzie Ferrari (UMass Dartmouth), Hannah Johnston (WashU), and Sarah Pertsemlidis (MIT). The […]

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Northrop Grumman Cygnus supply craft S.S. Sally Ride departs International Space Station for planned destructive re-entry

By Mark Garcia, NASA Space Station Blog  April 21, 2023 At 7:22 a.m. EDT, Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft S.S. Sally Ride was released from the Canadarm2 robotic arm, which earlier detached Cygnus from the Earth-facing port of the International Space Station’s Unity module. At the time of release, the station was flying southwest of Ireland. […]

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Caltech’s Anna Tifrea Named Inaugural Winner of ITA Sally Ride STEM Award

News release from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, July 6, 2022 The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is pleased to announce that Anna Tifrea from the California Institute of Technology is the inaugural winner of the 2022 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award Winner as endowed by Tam O’Shaughnessy. “College tennis continues to develop championship human beings on […]

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Finalists Announced for 2022 ITA Sally Ride STEM Award

News release from Intercollegiate Tennis Association, May 18, 2022 The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is pleased to announce the four finalists for the inaugural ITA Sally Ride STEM Award as endowed by Tam O’Shaughnessy. This year’s finalists include Lauren Gillinov (Yale), Adriene Pavek (Idaho State), Elizabeth Stefancic (Marshall), and Anna Tifrea (CalTech). The ITA Sally […]

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Intercollegiate Tennis Association announces Sally Ride STEM Award to help scholar-athletes reach for the stars

March 29, 2022 Before Sally Ride blasted off to become America’s first woman in space, she was an accomplished tennis player who considered turning pro in the sport. To honor Ride’s legacy as an athlete and a scientist, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced it will present the Sally Ride STEM Award to a […]

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The new Sally Ride quarter has a lot of symbolism

By Melissa Truth Miller for Nerdist March 16, 2022 A new quarter honoring Dr. Sally Ride debuted March 21, 2022. The coin is the latest in the American Women Quarters collection. It highlights her trailblazing spirit as the first American woman in space and her advocacy for equitable science education. Her life and business partner, Tam […]

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Sally Ride coin is next in American Women Quarters program

By Darrin Lee Unser, coinnews.net March 8, 2022 The United States Mint will begin offering 100-coin bags and 40-coin rolls of circulation-quality 2022 Dr. Sally Ride quarter dollars in the American Women program beginning at noon Eastern Time March 22. The coin is the second of five releases in 2022 for the four-year, 20-coin American […]

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