Title IX of the Omnibus Education Act was enacted in 1972 by the United States Congress and created opportunities for women to participate in sports. Because of this, women have achieved significantly, at virtually all levels of competition in the field of athletics. But, despite the progress, research shows “women don’t yet have the recognition they seek; the field of athletics continues to be centered on male perspective” (Fink, 2007; Sherry, Osborne, & Nicholson, 2016). Researchers also suggest playing sports causes many issues and pressures for athletes, and women in sports face unique emotional pressures and challenges, because of the many evaluations made of them, by themselves and others” (Hargreaves, 2002; Mosewich et al. 2013). but, little research has been done on these specific challenges. This paper will explore specific and various emotions and challenges women athletes often experience and address how female athletes get treated differently than male athletes.