Teri Boardman Boggess

When did you join AWSM?

Around 1992 or 1993. I don’t recall. My first convention was Seattle, I believe. Then Austin, Colorado Springs and Miami.

How has AWSM helped you?

AWSM provides inspiration. When I was starting out – and even 10 years into my career – women were still scarce in sports departments. AWSM helped me connect with a wonderful group of women with shared interest in and understanding of sports that many of us still don’t find in a random group of female friends. And I’m so proud of the women who I saw join AWSM as interns or fresh-out-of-college journalists who have grown, matured and contributed to AWSM’s development while building outstanding careers.

Where do you work?

Senior proofreader at Capstrat, a communications firm in Raleigh, N.C.

Previous job?:

17 years at The News & Observer newspaper in Raleigh, N.C., in roles including assistant night sports editor, assistant sports editor/days, sports copy editor, sports slot editor

Where do you reside?

Raleigh, N.C.

Favorite team(s):

Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Lady Vols

Favorite sporting event(s):

Super Bowl, Wimbledon, minor-league baseball games, Daytona 500

Bucket list sporting event(s):

Talladega 500, Winter Olympics, Packers game at Lambeau, photo safari

Favorite sports venue(s):

Neyland Stadium, Martinsville Speedway, PNC Arena (Raleigh), Carolina Mudcats Stadium


“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (My mom gave me a photo plaque with that quote when I was in about seventh grade. I still treasure it.)

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