August 5, 2021 

WATCH: Missy Heidrick on the NCAA Gender Equity Report

Remembering how inequality affected her as a student-athlete, and detailing necessary solutions

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“These tournaments have existed in their own silos.” Missy Heidrick, our national college basketball reporter, remembers her own experience in the NCAA Women’s Tournament and what the difference in treatment and promotion compared to the men meant to her, while detailing what needs to change — and how it cannot end with basketball, but must be applied to all sports.

Written by Missy Heidrick

I am a retired Kansas State shooting guard and spent almost 20 years working in Higher Education and Division 1 athletics. I am currently a basketball analyst for television and radio, contributing correspondent at The Next, Locked on Women's Basketball podcast host, WBB Naismith Award board of selectors member and run my own consulting business. I am a proud mother of two and wife to a patient husband who is almost as big of a sports junkie as I am!

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