I am a 115-pound girl who needs to control every movement of a 1500-pound animal with a mind of its own. Think about riding a bicycle with a brain.

The women’s rugby team suffered an unfortunate 29-14 loss to the Université Laval Rouge et Or this past Sunday, Sept. 16, breaking their two game winning streak.

You win some and you lose some, as the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees rowing team discovered this past Saturday, Sept. 15 when they competed in two consecutive races against the Carleton Ravens at the P.D. Ross Regatta.

If you’re flirting at the gym, chances are you’re hovering alongside the machines, lingering on the mats, or chatting at the water fountain for a prolonged period of time. Essentially, you’re getting in everybody’s way.

I sat down with Kaylee Sparks, fourth-year translation student and co-captain of the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, to learn about one of the newest competitive clubs at the University of Ottawa. Fun fact: in summer 2010, Ottawa was the Ultimate Frisbee capital of the world.

So I got thinking about other fabulous females in sports and came up with a few of my favourites—both real and fictional—who have said “Screw you, gender norms” and played with the boys. If you’ve been struggling to find some inspiration to get moving, check out the following chicks who kick ass at their sport.

As flip-flop tans fade and thought patterns begin to shift to deadlines and exams, it is not uncommon for students to experience symptoms of low serotonin in the brain—commonly referred to as anxiety or depression.

DiMeglio is not the first female high schooler to play football in her state—records indicate 523 teenage female Floridians have donned football gear since 1973—but no other woman has ever held the prestigious position of decision-maker for her high school team.

“We had dead legs. I don’t know whether it was the transition from our training camp, or maybe it was a combination of the long trip and the humidex, but this week we don’t expect to have the same lack of explosion that we had in virtually every component of our game against Windsor.”

Last weekend’s highly successful doubleheader against the Ryerson University Rams and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues brought the Gee-Gee’s to the number one spot in Ontario University Athletics (OUA), but the Gee’s had a tough time maintaining their reign after taking on the Nipissing University Lakers and the Laurentian University Voyageurs.

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