You GO Girls! :: LSU Tigers Win First NCAA Championship!

You GO Girls! :: LSU Tigers Win First NCAA Championship!

Today’s game was nothing short of INCREDIBLE! If you weren’t watching and cheering (loudly) at your tv, are you even human? Watching the LSU Tigers’ score climb and climb and climb (and topped the record for the highest points scored in a championship game) was exhilarating! The first time the program ever achieved the National Champ status … applause all around!

Even if you aren’t a huge basketball fan, you really just can’t help beam with pride for those young ladies. 102 points! What an amazing 34-2 season. We didn’t follow the entire season, and we aren’t always the most faithful LSU fans, admittedly. But we just could not help join in to support our Louisiana girls on the court!

Led by stand-out Coach Kim McKulkey, who garnered a ton of attention for her outlandish wardrobe, the Women’s Basketball Team kicked butt (and took names)! Personally, I got a kick out of Coach Kim’s sequins, feathers, and bold colors! Why not be who you are, no matter what the press coverage and peanut gallery says about you? The styles and personal aesthetic of the players (and coach) was also amazing to me because it says this to all little girls: Be who you are!

Want to be athletic and muscular and a baller on the court? Do it! Want long, flowing hair, and eyelash extension? DO IT! Want to sport sequins on the court that are patterned in tiger print? Do that, too! Be strong, be bold, be colorful. Be feminine, be sporty, be fast and strong and powerful in who you are. I loved every second of it!

As a mom of young girls, I hope the fabulous ladies of the 2023 National Champs understand their win is more than a ring. They’ve demonstrated to all girls that there is no one way to be. Except to be strong and beautifully, authentically YOU!

Rachel Harris Ledet
A New Orleans native and entrepreneurial mom, Rachel maintains a daily balance of running her own marketing firm, 30|90 Marketing, managing her kids’ schedules, and maintaining an active extracurricular life including teaching dance, volunteering, and instructing a digital marketing class at UNO. Rachel lives in Mandeville with her best friend and husband Lenny, daughters Addison and Amelia, stepson Luke, and new baby Tucker. With a growing family and a million balls in the air, Rachel keeps things light by continuously learning, spending time with amazing friends, blogging, finding any route to a concert or outdoor festival, and planning her next getaway with her husband. A sense of humor can get you through almost anything, so she tends to surround herself with fabulous and very funny people.

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