NCAA acknowledges ‘disrespectful’ differences in amenities at men’s and women’s tournaments

The NCAA acknowledged the discrepancy in amenities between the men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday after images posted to social media drew significant backlash. 

Pictures surfaced Thursday showing the stark differences in gifts that were presented to women's basketball players compared to men's. Stanford sports performance coach Ali Kershner posted photos of the facilities inside the Indianapolis bubble compared to the San Antonio bubble.

WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu, last year's national player of the year in NCAA women's basketball, fumed over a poor display in the weight room, tweeting: "Women’s @NCAA bubble weight room vs Men’s weight room… thought this was a joke. WTF is this?!? To all the women playing in the @marchmadness tournament, keep grinding!"

The picture showed the plentiful options in an Indianapolis weight room compared to a small rack of dumbbells in San Antonio.

A'ja Wilson, who plays for the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA, tweeted the "weight room situation is beyond disrespectful."

Contributing: The Indianapolis Star

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