ARIZONA COACH PUMPS BREAST MILK DURING NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Written by Brittany Styles on April 5, 2021
“Let’s normalize working mothers and all that they have to do to make it all happen,” sideline reporter Holly Rowe said, and I couldn’t agree more!
Adia Barnes is a mother of two, one of which is only 6 months old, and she’s also a working mom. The University of Arizona Coach Barnes, who is a former WNBA champion, was a multitasking pro during the NCAA Women’s Basketball championship game. On Sunday, she was seen coming out of the locker room a bit later than the rest of the team. According to reporter Holly Rowe, Barnes spent part of halftime pumping breast milk for her child. They had to use heat packs to warm up the milk.
"Let's normalize working mothers and all that they have to do to make it happen." 🗣️🗣️🗣️ @sportsiren's report on Arizona head coach Adia Barnes pumping at halftime of the national championship. pic.twitter.com/xainGkoCKl— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) April 4, 2021
Though Arizona ultimately lost by one point to Stanford (53-54), Barnes was given praise on social media for being a “badass” working mother and leading the university to its first Final Four appearance.
Adia Barnes was late coming out of the locker room because she was pumping breast milk for her baby during halftime. She’s doing that while getting ready to coach the 2nd half of the #NationalChampionship game. Women are freaking amazing man!— Women’s Hoopz (@WomensHoopz) April 4, 2021
Cover Photo by Morry Gash/Associated Press