Dr. Nikki Franke celebrates fifty years of coaching the Division 1 Women’s Fencing Team at Temple University this year! I was a young inexperienced teenager when I walked into Coach Franke’s fencing room in McGonigle Hall for the first time. Looking back now, I didn’t know anything (competitive-wise) about my weapon, Sabre. Coming from Brooklyn,Continue reading “#CoachFranke Celebrates 50 Years of Coaching Division I Women’s #Fencing at #TempleUniversity”
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word “Murraya” is defined as a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees (family Rutaceae) having pinnate leaves and flowers with imbricated petals. However, to a young 14-year-old girl from New Orleans, Louisiana by the name of Zaila Avant-garde, the word “Murraya” means a whole lot more thanContinue reading “Congrats to #ZailaAvantGarde on Winning the #Scripps National #SpellingBee!!”
Peter Westbrook speaking to his Fencers at the Fencers Club in New York City.
Legendary Basketball Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson passed away surrounded by family at his Arlington, Virginia home on August 30th, 2020. In 1984, with the assistance of NBA legend Patrick Ewing, Coach Thompson became the first Black coach to lead an NCAA Division I basketball team to the national championship beating the Houston CougarsContinue reading “#RestWell #Coach #JohnThompson! -xoxo #BrooklynGirlCode”
It was a #SundayFunday for #BrooklynGirlCode this past weekend when we spent the day at the Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club with NowThis Sports!
#BrooklynGirlCode will be heading to Philly this weekend to watch the lovely young ladies pictured above and the rest of the Division I Temple University Women’s Fencing team win at the 38th Annual Temple Open! The event which is the largest collegiate individual meet in the country will be held this year at theContinue reading “The 38th Annual #TempleOpen Goes Down This Weekend at #TempleUniversity!”
So many great things happened in the world of sports this past week, that we had to spread some of the love over here at Brooklyn Girl Code! Florida native, Sloane Stephens won her first U.S. Open title on Saturday, September 9th beating out Madison Keys who was the No. 15-seed. With this win, StephensContinue reading “#SloaneStephens #Wins All at the #USOPEN, #WorldFencingDay Makes Its Debut and #TracyMcGrady Gets Inducted into the Basketball #HallofFame!”
The votes are all in and it’s official! Our beloved President Barack Obama is on his way out of the White House and Donald Trump is on his way in! *Takes 5 minute break to digest what I just typed.* Still, with that being said, nothing can take away from the two great terms thatContinue reading “#TheAudacityOfHope: Obama’s Best White House Photos”