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Hammon, who was named the NBA’s first female full-time assistant in 2014, led the San Antonio Spurs to the NBA summer league title in 2015
According to the 2014 McCaskill Report, when a sexual assault case involves an athlete, more than 20 percent of schools allow their athletic departments to investigate and resolve the incident from within. In an effort to gain more transparency, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) co-sponsored the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which demands much more stringent and detailed sexual assault policies on the part of universities.
Thomas was named the NFL’s first full-time female official this year
In May, three weeks into her new post as attorney general of the United States, Lynch announced the indictments of 14 top FIFA officials and the unsealing of a $150 million case full of alleged bribery, fraud and money laundering. Her investigation began when she was U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 2010 to 2015, and shows no signs of relenting.
The Arizona Cardinals hired Welter the former collegiate rugby player and Indoor Football League tight end as an assistant-coaching intern for training camp and most of the preseason. Welter, who has a PhD in psychology, was lauded for her coaching style, which focuses on building confidence and on-field skills.