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Best Girl Athlete shares new single ‘Lucy / Frayed’!

Posted Thu, 16 Nov 2017


For fans of... Lucy Rose, Daughter, Marika Hackman, Lana Del Ray

"... beautiful in all its melancholic

majesty."


- Mahogany



"... heart-stopping."

- The Skinny



"…groove-riddled folk-pop...”

- The Line Of Best Fit


Katie Buchan - aka Best Girl Athlete - is back with another emotion-strewn single, Lucy, out now via Fitlike Records. The single also includes b-side Frayed and both tracks are available to stream via Spotify and iTunes.

Lucy / Frayed premiered on Mahogany and are available to listen to now via Best Girl Athlete's Soundcloud page.


Lucy was inspired by the Luc Besson film of the same name and written at a time when Katie was considering her future study paths. It’s a bitter-sweet, sweeping piece of cinematic pop, anchored by a beautifully lifting string arrangement performed by Pete Harvey of King Creosote/Modern Studies fame. B-side Frayed deals with the brutal reality of knowing you are losing a loved one. Filled with twinkling piano melodies that flow seamlessly alongside the subtle power of Buchan’s fragile vocals, Frayed oozes a swirling, heart-wrenching splendour; interweaving elements of indie-folk with pop sensibilities akin to Lucy Rose, Frayed is a truly majestic track.

Lucy is taken from Best Girl Athlete’s self-titled sophomore album. Written prior to reaching the age of eighteen alongside her musician father, Charley, Katie continues to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter with a creative vision that, not only surpasses expectations but confirms the young musician as a prominent and original talent, justifying her host of admirers that includes Richard Hawley and Simone Felice.

By the age of sixteen, Katie had already toured the U.S and Europe and released an album that was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award. Carve Every Word was named the second best Scottish album of 2015 by Ravechild and received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Folk Radio, Artrocker, The Sunday Herald and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. Now, with her self-titled sophomore album already released, Katie’s innovative sound continues to propel her even further forward into the minds of the music loving public.

Lucy / Frayed is out now via Fitlike Records, and is available to stream via Spotify and iTunes.

If you'd like to find out more about Best Girl Athlete or A Badge of Friendship's PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Best Girl Athlete’s self-titled sophomore album is out!

Posted Tue, 03 Oct 2017


"... heart-stopping."
- The Skinny


"…groove-riddled folk-pop...”
- The Line Of Best Fit


"... assured artistry..."
- Clash


"...a stunning piece of cinematic drama..."
- The Revue


For fans of... Lana Del Rey, Emmy the Great, Laura Marling, Lucy Rose

Katie Buchan - aka Best Girl Athlete is delighted to announce her self-titled sophomore album Best Girl Athlete, out now via Fitlike Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

Her burgeoning reputation as one of the most talented young singer songwriters around has been consolidated on a record packed full of eclectic, emotionally charged songs. Best Girl Athlete's most recent single, 'Baby Come Home', is a fusion of soulful melodies, and Katie’s assured vocal, juxtaposed with the fast-paced rap of Jack Hughes. The track premiered on The Skinny. The song is now available to stream on the Best Girl Athlete Soundcloud page.


'Baby Come Home' followed the previously released single 'In Your Head', which premiered on The Revue ,and is also available to stream and download from Best Girl Athlete's Soundcloud page now.


Having written the album prior to reaching the age of eighteen alongside her musician father, Charley, Katie continues to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter with a creative vision that, not only surpasses expectations but, confirms the young musician as a prominent and original talent, justifying her host of admirers including Richard Hawley and Simone Felice.

A collection of songs each telling a story that connects with the individual, Best Girl Athlete combines an eclectic range of influences bridging pop with elements of folk, electronic and Americana, while Katie draws on themes of melancholia, abandonment and fear laced with a message of resilience and hope for the future. Best Girl Athlete’s diverse sound is encapsulated on tracks ranging from the Mark Ronson-esque horns of the aforementioned 'In Your Head' and the dark, swaying Americana of Vetiver on ‘Sometimes’ to the electronic soundscapes that ooze on the anti-establishment themed ‘In The Morning’, while forthcoming single 'Lucy', due for release later in October, soars with uplifting strings, offering a brand of cinematic pop reminiscent of Lana Del Rey.

Best Girl Athlete has been born out of the non-conventional manner in which many people now consume music; collecting individual offerings, rather than whole albums. Consequently, each song stands alone as a single offering with lyrically intriguing, musically accomplished depth appealing to audiences from across the board.

By the age of sixteen, Katie Buchan had already toured the U.S and Europe and released an album that was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award. Carve Every Word was named the second best Scottish album of 2015 by Ravechild and received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio, Artrocker, The Sunday Herald and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. With the release of her self-titled sophomore album, Katie’s innovative sound is sure to propel her even further forward into the minds of the music loving public.

Best Girl Athlete, the eponymous new self-titled album, is out now via Fitlike Records and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

If you'd like to find out more about Best Girl Athlete or A Badge of Friendship's PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Best Girl Athlete shares new track ‘Baby Come Home’!

Posted Thu, 31 Aug 2017


"…groove-riddled folk-pop...”
- The Line Of Best Fit


"... assured artistry..."
- Clash


"... an incredibly talented songwriter..."
- The Skinny


"...a stunning piece of cinematic drama..."
- The Revue


For fans of... Lana Del Rey, Emmy the Great, Sigrid, Lucy Rose

Following the successful release of debut, Carve Every Word in 2015, Katie Buchan - aka Best Girl Athlete - returns with another cut from her forthcoming new album, the self-titled Best Girl Athlete, out on 2nd October 2017 via Fitlike Records.

Latest track 'Baby Come Home', which premiered on The Skinny, is a fusion of soulful melodies, and Katie’s assured vocal, juxtaposed with the fast-paced rap of Jack Hughes.
The song is now available to stream on the Best Girl Athlete Soundcloud page.



'Baby Come Home' follows the previously released single 'In Your Head', which premiered on The Revue ,and is also available to stream and download from Best Girl Athlete's Soundcloud page now.



Having written the album prior to reaching the age of eighteen alongside her musician father, Charley, Katie continues to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter with a creative vision that, not only surpasses expectations but, confirms the young musician as a prominent and original talent, justifying her host of admirers including Richard Hawley and Simone Felice.

A collection of songs each telling a story that connects with the individual, Best Girl Athlete combines an eclectic range of influences bridging pop with elements of folk, electronic and Americana, while Katie draws on themes of melancholia, abandonment and fear laced with a message of resilience and hope for the future. Best Girl Athlete’s diverse sound is encapsulated on tracks ranging from the Mark Ronson-esque horns of the aforementioned 'In Your Head' and the dark, swaying Americana of Vetiver on ‘Sometimes’ to the electronic soundscapes that ooze on the anti-establishment themed ‘In The Morning’, while forthcoming single 'Lucy' soars with uplifting strings, offering a brand of cinematic pop reminiscent of Lana Del Rey.

Best Girl Athlete has been born out of the non-conventional manner in which many people now consume music; collecting individual offerings, rather than whole albums. Consequently, each song stands alone as a single offering with lyrically intriguing, musically accomplished depth appealing to audiences from across the board.

By the age of sixteen, Katie Buchan had already toured the U.S and Europe and released an album that was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award. Carve Every Word was named the second best Scottish album of 2015 by Ravechild and received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio, Artrocker, The Sunday Herald and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. Now, with a self-titled sophomore album on the horizon, Katie’s innovative sound is sure to propel her even further forward into the minds of the music loving public.

Best Girl Athlete, the eponymous new self-titled album, is due for release on 2nd October 2017 via Fitlike Records.

If you'd like to find out more about Best Girl Athlete or A Badge of Friendship's PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Best Girl Athlete shares new track ‘In Your Head’!

Posted Wed, 02 Aug 2017



"…groove-riddled folk-pop...”

- The Line Of Best Fit



"... assured artistry..."

- Clash



"...a stunning piece of cinematic drama..."
- The Revue



"... pretty amazing..."
- Folk Radio



For fans of... Lana Del Rey, Stanley Odd, Christine and the Queens


Following the successful release of debut, Carve Every Word in 2015, Katie Buchan - aka Best Girl Athlete - returns with her brand new album, the self-titled Best Girl Athlete, out on 2nd October 2017 via Fitlike Records.

Taken from the album, new track 'In Your Head' premiered on The Revue and is available to stream and download from Best Girl Athlete's Soundcloud page now.



Having written the album prior to reaching the age of eighteen alongside her musician father, Charley, Katie continues to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter with a creative vision that, not only surpasses expectations but, confirms the young musician as a prominent and original talent, justifying her host of admirers including Richard Hawley and Simone Felice.

A collection of songs each telling a story that connects with the individual, Best Girl Athlete combines an eclectic range of influences bridging pop with elements of folk, electronic and Americana, while Katie draws on themes of melancholia, abandonment and fear laced with a message of resilience and hope for the future. Best Girl Athlete’s diverse sound is encapsulated on tracks ranging from the Mark Ronson-esque horns of In Your Head and the dark, swaying Americana of Vetiver on ‘Sometimes’ to the fusion of soulful melodies, and Katie’s assured vocal, juxtaposed with the fast-paced rap of Jack Hughes on ‘Baby Come Home’. Up-tempo, electronic soundscapes ooze on the anti-establishment themed ‘In The Morning’ while 'Lucy' soars with uplifting strings, offering a brand of cinematic pop reminiscent of Lana Del Rey.

Best Girl Athlete has been born out of the non-conventional manner in which many people now consume music; collecting individual offerings, rather than whole albums. Consequently, each song stands alone as a single offering with lyrically intriguing, musically accomplished depth appealing to audiences from across the board.

By the age of sixteen, Katie Buchan had already toured the U.S and Europe and released an album that was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award. Carve Every Word was named the second best Scottish album of 2015 by Ravechild and received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio, Artrocker, The Sunday Herald and BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart. Now, with a self-titled sophomore album on the horizon, Katie’s innovative sound is sure to propel her even further forward into the minds of the music loving public.

Best Girl Athlete, the eponymous new self-titled album, is due for release on 2nd October 2017 via Fitlike Records.

If you'd like to find out more about Best Girl Athlete or A Badge of Friendship's PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Best Girl Athlete’s single ‘Seven Seconds’ out now!

Posted Wed, 01 Jul 2015

"... assured artistry..." - Clash Magazine


"...pretty amazing..." - Folk Radio UK


“… her record is radiant and playful but tender and honest too.”
- Amelia’s Magazine


For fans of: Ellie Goulding, Laura Marling, The Delgados, Warpaint

Best Girl Athlete, aka Katie Buchan, has released her latest single Seven Seconds, via Fitlike Records. It's available to buy digitally on iTunes.

Seven Seconds is an effortlessly catchy track, filled with simple yet effective Americana style musicianship, mixed with upbeat pop sensibilities, as the acoustic guitar and gentle violin float and swirl beautifully throughout the song. The single premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and you can listen to it now via the ABoF SoundCloud page.


The video for Seven Seconds premiered on Amelia's Magazine and is available to watch now via Best Girl Athlete's YouTube channel.


Katie’s earthy, delicate vocal tone, and impressively mature lyrical content, merely illustrate the wisdom and talent Katie continues to exhibit. Lyrics such as “what is seven seconds when you have a life time” resonate repeatedly at the end of the track, immersing the listener in the vision Katie is expertly creating with her undoubted natural flair for music, mirroring the sound of more mature artists such as Feist and SOAK in the process.

Based in the north of Scotland’s Aberdeen, Katie’s profile has risen considerably in the last year or so. Having played and written with her father, singer-songwriter Charley Buchan who also runs Fit Like Records, Katie has managed to co-produce an album that has seen her reaching a bigger audience with each and every track released. Carve Every Word itself picked up great support from the likes of The Herald, Artrocker Magazine, Musos Guide, BBC Radio Scotland, STV, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio and Amelia’s Magazine.

The summer will see no respite for Katie as she heads to the US on tour in August.

You can stream and download album tracks 'He's Calling Me Over' and 'Talk' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.

Seven Seconds is out now via Fit Like Records and available to buy digitally on iTunes. . The single is taken from Best Girl Athlete's debut album Carve Every Word, available now on CD via BandCamp and digitally via iTunes.

If you'd like more information on Best Girl Athlete or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Watch Best Girl Athlete’s video for ‘Seven Seconds’!

Posted Thu, 25 Jun 2015

"... assured artistry..." - Clash Magazine


"...pretty amazing..." - Folk Radio Uk


“… her record is radiant and playful but tender and honest too.”
- Amelia’s Magazine


For fans of: Ellie Goulding, Laura Marling, The Delgados, Warpaint

Best Girl Athlete, aka Katie Buchan, returns with her latest single Seven Seconds, due for release on 27th June 2015 via Fitlike Records

Seven Seconds is an effortlessly catchy track, filled with simple yet effective Americana style musicianship, mixed with upbeat pop sensibilities, as the acoustic guitar and gentle violin float and swirl beautifully throughout the song. The single premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and you can listen to it now via the ABoF SoundCloud page.


The video for Seven Seconds premiered on Amelias Magazine and is available to watch now via Best Girl Athlete's YouTube channel.

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Katie’s earthy, delicate vocal tone, and impressively mature lyrical content, merely illustrate the wisdom and talent Katie continues to exhibit. Lyrics such as “what is seven seconds when you have a life time” resonate repeatedly at the end of the track, immersing the listener in the vision Katie is expertly creating with her undoubted natural flair for music, mirroring the sound of more mature artists such as Feist and SOAK in the process.

Based in the north of Scotland’s Aberdeen, Katie’s profile has risen considerably in the last year or so. Having played and written with her father, singer-songwriter Charley Buchan who also runs Fit Like Records, Katie has managed to co-produce an album that has seen her reaching a bigger audience with each and every track released. Carve Every Word itself picked up great support from the likes of The Herald, Artrocker Magazine, Musos Guide, BBC Radio Scotland, STV, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio and Amelia’s Magazine.

The summer will see no respite for Katie as she heads to the US on tour in August.

You can stream and download album tracks 'He's Calling Me Over' and 'Talk' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.

Seven Seconds is out on 27th June via Fit Like Records. The single is taken from Best Girl Athlete's debut album Carve Every Word, available now on CD via BandCamp and digitally via iTunes.

If you'd like more information on Best Girl Athlete or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Best Girl Athlete single ‘Hills’ Out Now!

Posted Wed, 01 Apr 2015



"... assured artistry..." - Clash Magazine



"...pretty amazing..." - Folk Radio Uk



For fans of: Ellie Goulding, Laura Marling, The Delgados, Warpaint


Best Girl Athlete's gorgeous single Hills is out now. The single is taken from her debut album Carve Every Word, via Fitlike Records.

Hills is a perfect example of Best Girl Athlete's ability to create beautiful lo-fi indie pop which is infused with the song's moody and atmospheric vocals, counterbalanced by the sweet tones of cello enveloping your ears. You can listen to the single via the ABoF SoundCloud page.



The retro styled video for Hills was premiered on Clash and is available to watch now via Best Girl Athlete's YouTube channel.



Carve Every Word is an emotionally charged and accomplished debut that finds Best Girl Athlete (aka Katie Buchan) imposing herself as a serious talent. Released in the United States under the Minty Fresh label, the album has already picked up support from the likes of Artrocker and Folk Radio UK.

You can stream and download album tracks 'He's Calling Me Over' and 'Talk' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.

Not content to simply sing her musician father Charley Buchan’s songs, Katie (aka Best Girl Athlete) has begun to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter in her own right. Katie possesses a voice which sounds wise beyond its years as her earthy, ethereal tone flows beautifully from the speakers warmly enveloping the listener. Her vocals are accomplished to the point that they could easily sit alongside seasoned singer songwriters such as Aimee Mann, Laura Marling and Feist, as she constructs emotional vignettes with a laid back and elegant Americana edge. Where most artists use their debut album to fine tune their sound, Katie has produced something special on her first attempt - an art that can take many of her contemporaries years to hone.

The tender vocals and whimsical music is no more apparent on album tracks such as ‘Leave It All Behind’ and ‘All That’ where Best Girl Athlete produces some of her most exquisite tracks as the chorus is left floating around your head for days. While ‘Talk’ is so well written it could easily be mistaken for an Ellie Goulding single - Katie’s vocals radiate and her lyrics impress, as soothing strings and piano elevate the music to new levels.

You can catch Best Girl Athlete live at the following dates:

11th April - North Hop Festival at The Lemon Tree - Aberdeen

16th April - St Machar's Cathedral - Aberdeen

17th April - The Scottish Lighthous Museum - Fraserburgh

18th April - The Pipe Factory - Glasgow


Hills is released via Fitlike Records and available to buy on iTunes.

Album Carve Every Word is also released via Fitlike Records and available to buy on CD via BandCamp and digitally via iTunes.

If you'd like more information on Best Girl Athlete or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Best Girl Athlete debut album ‘Carve Every Word’ out now!

Posted Mon, 02 Mar 2015

"Carve Every Word is an incredibly accomplished album..."
- Artrocker


"...pretty amazing..." - Folk Radio Uk


For fans of: Aimee Mann, Laura Marling, Feist, Regina Spektor

Best Girl Athlete's debut album Carve Every Word is out now via Fitlike Records.

Carve Every Word is an emotionally charged and accomplished debut that finds Best Girl Athlete (aka Katie Buchan) imposing herself as a serious talent. Released in the United States under the Minty Fresh label, the album has already picked up support from the likes of Artrocker and Folk Radio UK.

You can stream and download album track 'He's Calling Me Over' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.


You can also stream and download album track 'Talk' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.


Like any other teenager Katie has the usual dreams, but possesses a talent far beyond her tender years. The songbird, who resides in Aberdeen Scotland, exhibits an effortless yet enchanting voice aligned to a burgeoning talent for song writing which elevates her natural potential to even greater heights.

Not content to simply sing her musician father Charley Buchan’s songs, Katie has begun to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter in her own right. Katie possesses a voice which sounds wise beyond its years as her earthy, ethereal tone flows beautifully from the speakers warmly enveloping the listener. Her vocals are accomplished to the point that they could easily sit alongside seasoned singer songwriters such as Aimee Mann, Laura Marling and Feist, as she constructs emotional vignettes with a laid back and elegant Americana edge. Where most artists use their debut album to fine tune their sound, Katie has produced something special on her first attempt - an art that can take many of her contemporaries years to hone.

The tender vocals and whimsical music is no more apparent on album tracks such as ‘Leave It All Behind’ and ‘All That’ where Best Girl Athlete produces some of her most exquisite tracks as the chorus is left floating around your head for days. While ‘Talk’ is so well written it could easily be mistaken for an Ellie Goulding single - Katie’s vocals radiate and her lyrics impress, as soothing strings and piano elevate the music to new levels.

Carve Every Word is released via Fitlike Records and available to buy on CD via BandCamp and digitally via iTunes.

If you'd like more information on Best Girl Athlete or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Best Girl Athlete releases download track ‘He’s Calling Me Over’!

Posted Fri, 13 Feb 2015

For fans of: Aimee Mann, Laura Marling, Feist, Regina Spektor

Following on from her free download track 'Talk', Best Girl Athlete, aka Katie Buchan, reveals yet another free offering with the release of 'He's Calling Me Over', taken from her debut album Carve Every Word on 2nd March 2015 via Fitlike Records.

You can stream and download album track 'He's Calling Me Over' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.


You can also stream and download album track 'Talk' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.

'He's Calling Me Over' is further proof of Best Girl Athlete's unique talents. Producing another highly accomplished song, Katie's warm vocals take centre stage here, as strings dance elegantly in the background, creating a beautiful dream-like track. With talent in abundance it's easy to see why Best Girl Athlete has already picked up support from the likes of BBC Radio Scotland, Artrocker Magazine, Women In Music and Insomnia Radio.

Like any other teenager Katie has the usual dreams, but possesses a talent far beyond her tender years. The songbird, who resides in Aberdeen Scotland, exhibits an effortless yet enchanting voice aligned to a burgeoning talent for song writing which elevates her natural potential to even greater heights.

Not content to simply sing her musician father Charley Buchan’s songs, Katie has begun to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter in her own right. Katie possesses a voice which sounds wise beyond its years as her earthy, ethereal tone flows beautifully from the speakers warmly enveloping the listener. Her vocals are accomplished to the point that they could easily sit alongside seasoned singer songwriters such as Aimee Mann, Laura Marling and Feist, as she constructs emotional vignettes with a laid back and elegant Americana edge. Where most artists use their debut album to fine tune their sound, Katie has produced something special on her first attempt - an art that can take many of her contemporaries years to hone.

The tender vocals and whimsical music is no more apparent on album tracks such as ‘Leave It All Behind’ and ‘All That’ where Best Girl Athlete produces some of her most exquisite tracks as the chorus is left floating around your head for days. While ‘Talk’ is so well written it could easily be mistaken for an Ellie Goulding single - Katie’s vocals radiate and her lyrics impress, as soothing strings and piano elevate the music to new levels.

Carve Every Word is an emotionally charged and accomplished debut that finds Best Girl Athlete imposing herself as a serious talent. Released in the United States under the Minty Fresh label and with a forthcoming American tour in support, the album will have its UK release via Fitlike Records on 2nd March 2015.

If you'd like more information on Best Girl Athlete or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Introducing… Best Girl Athlete!

Posted Tue, 13 Jan 2015

Best Girl Athlete, aka Katie Buchan, releases her debut album Carve Every Word on 2nd March 2015 via Fitlike Records.

You can stream and download album track 'Talk' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.


At just 15 years old, Katie has dreams like any other teenager, but possesses a talent far beyond her tender years. The songbird, who resides in Aberdeen Scotland, exhibits an effortless yet enchanting voice aligned to a burgeoning talent for song writing which elevates her natural potential to even greater heights.

Not content to simply sing her musician father Charley Buchan’s songs, Katie has begun to establish herself as a mature singer-songwriter in her own right. Katie possesses a voice which sounds wise beyond its years as her earthy, ethereal tone flows beautifully from the speakers warmly enveloping the listener. Her vocals are accomplished to the point that they could easily sit alongside seasoned singer songwriters such as Aimee Mann, Laura Marling and Feist, as she constructs emotional vignettes with a laid back and elegant Americana edge. Where most artists use their debut album to fine tune their sound, Katie has produced something special on her first attempt - an art that can take many of her contemporaries years to hone.

The tender vocals and whimsical music is no more apparent on album tracks such as ‘Leave It All Behind’ and ‘All That’ where Best Girl Athlete produces some of her most exquisite tracks as the chorus is left floating around your head for days. While ‘Talk’ is so well written it could easily be mistaken for an Ellie Goulding single - Katie’s vocals radiate and her lyrics impress, as soothing strings and piano elevate the music to new levels.

Carve Every Word is an emotionally charged and accomplished debut that finds Best Girl Athlete imposing herself as a serious talent. Released in the United States under the Minty Fresh label and with a forthcoming American tour in support, the album will have its UK release via Fitlike Records on 2nd March 2015.

If you'd like more information on Best Girl Athlete or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.