Ladda Attends Women's World Cup Finals

Shawn Ladda, Ed.M. and Ed.D., physical education and human performance professor and past president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS), attended the Women's Soccer World Cup in Germany this summer.

Shawn Ladda, Ed.M. and Ed.D., physical education and human performance professor and past president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS), attended the Women's Soccer World Cup in Germany this summer.

"Having attended all Women's World Cups since the inaugural one in China 1991, the level of play is higher, and parity among many more nations has emerged," said Ladda. "This tournament in Germany had the most knowledgeable soccer fans who appreciated excellent play and scolded players for cheap fouls or unsportsmanlike behavior."

Ladda is currently engaged in a research project, which includes interviews with multigenerational women to help document soccer development and assist in others understanding the rich history.

At the final game, Ladda had the chance to meet and talk with Chelsea Clinton.