For the last three seasons, the Just Women’s Sports podcast has brought the biggest names in sports to your ears. From USWNT legend Carli Lloyd, to WNBA champion Candace Parker, the guests of JWS need no introduction.
It’s hard to capture just how impressive the inaugural three seasons’ interviewees have been, but some old-fashioned stats could help put things in perspective.
32 Gold Medals
The show is no stranger to Olympic glory, with the podcast boasting 32 gold medals across its 27 guests. Allyson Felix adds seven Olympic golds to the tally, having become Team USA’s most decorated track and field athlete during the Tokyo Games. Kerri Walsh Jennings holds an impressive three gold medals, after winning three consecutive Olympic beach volleyball championships with Misty May-Treanor.
11 World Cup winners
Seven USWNT legends have graced the JWS podcast, racking up 11 FIFA World Cup titles between them. Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn, Carli Lloyd and JWS host Kelley O’Hara all have added two stars to the national team’s shirts. “The backline…we did that, and we really held strong,” Sauerbrunn told O’Hara of the 2019 World Cup.
17 NCAA National Championships
Breanna Stewart leads this category among podcast guests, with four NCAA titles. Her career at UCONN was marked by a staggering 151-5 record, although she told O’Hara she still thinks about the losses, stating that the team was trying to “chase perfection.”
6 NWSL Titles
Snacks co-host Sam Mewis visited the JWS podcast back in May to chat about her already prolific career for club and country. The star midfielder has amassed three NWSL Shields with the North Carolina Courage and three NWSL Championships, one with the New York Flash in 2016 and two with the Courage in 2018 and 2019.
5 WNBA Titles
All four of the WNBA stars that have sat down with O’Hara have won a league championship, with Stewart clinching two titles for the Seattle Storm. Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike won in 2016. And Elena Delle Donne played with three herniated discs to capture her 2019 WNBA Championship, telling O’Hara, “I don’t think I could have handled the heartbreak of losing that after what I put my body through.”
1 Athletes Unlimited Championship
Cat Osterman stands alone as the Just Women’s Sports podcast’s only guest to win an Athletes Unlimited title. The star pitcher earned the softball league’s top honors during 2020’s inaugural season, finishing the competition with a 1.53 ERA.
1 LPGA Major
Michelle Wie West represents golf superstardom on the podcast, talking with O’Hara in November 2020 about her one-of-a-kind career. Her achievements include five LPGA tour wins and lifting the trophy at the US Open in 2014 for her lone major title.
9 WSL Titles
One of surfing’s most dominant athletes, Stephanie Gilmore holds a record seven World Championships, winning her first in 2007 and latest in 2018. Tyler Wright also stopped by the JWS podcast, opening about the joy, trials, and tribulations of her back-to-back WSL Championships in 2016 and 2017.
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