Outstanding Women Athletes: Who They are and how They Influenced Sports in America

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 412 pages
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DescriptionA unique combination of history, biography, bibliography, and statistics, the widely acclaimed first edition of "Outstanding Women Athletes" has now been updated to reflect the many significant changes that have taken place in women's sports in America in recent years. Now added are the biographies of 26 sports figures who have recently emerged as role models in traditional women's sports such as tennis and figure skating as well as in sports that historically excluded women such as mountain climbing, bullfighting, and boxing. Also new is a chapter profiling 10 women's championship teams, including each organization's history, brief biographies of 200 selected team members, and major team achievements.

  

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I was sad to see the report that one of the female athletes in this book claims to have been the first female to play in the California Little League boys baseball. I also played that year and do not doubt that I had a few other cohorts, since this was the first year that they allowed girls to play. I played from 1973 - 1974 in the minors, and then in 1975 in the majors. 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Women in American Sports
3
Chapter 2 Women in the Olympics
35
Biographies and Teams
75
Outstanding Women Athletes Who Influenced American Sports
77
Tenley Albright figure skater Bor n July 18 1935 Newton Center Massachusetts
79
Constance MK Applebee field hockey coach Born June 4 1873 Chigivall Essex England died January 26 1981
81
Evelyn Ashford track and field sprinter Born April 15 1957 Shreveport Louisiana
82
Tracy Austin tennis player Born December 12 1962 Palos Verdes Peninsula California
85
Helene Mayer fencer Born May 1910 Konigstein Germany died October 1953
183
Patricia McCormick diver Born May 12 1930 Seal Beach California
184
Floretta Doty McCutcheon bowler Born July 22 1888 Ottumwa Iowa died February 2 1967
186
Ann Meyers basketball player Born March 26 1955 San Diego California
188
Cheryl Miller basketball player Born January 3 1964 Riverside California
190
Shannon Miller gymnast Born March 10 1977 Rolla Missouri
192
Helen Wills Moody tennis player Born October 6 1905 Centerville California died January 1 1998
194
Shirley Muldowney drag racer Born June 19 1940 Scbenectady New York
195

Senda Berenson basketball innovator Born March 19 1868 Biturmansk Lithuania died February 16 1954
86
Patty Berg golfer Born February 13 1918 Minneapolis Minnesota
88
Bonnie Blair speed skater Born March 18 1964 Cornwall New York
90
Fanny BlankersKoen track and field star Born April 26 1918 Amsterdam Netherlands
92
Susan Butcher sleddog racer Born December 26 1954 Cambridge Massachusetts
94
Connie CarpenterPhinney cyclist Born February 26 1957 Madison Wisconsin
96
Florence Chadwick longdistance swimmer Born November 9 1918 San Diego California died March 15 1995
98
Nadia Comaneci gymnast Born November 12 1961 Onesti Romania
99
Maureen Connolly tennis player Born September 17 1934 San Diego California diedune 21 1969
102
Donna de Varona swimmer Born April26 1947 San Diego California
103
Gail Devers track and field sprinter Born November 19 1966 Seattle Washington
105
Jean Driscoll wheelchair athlete Born November 18 1966 Milwaukee Wisconsin
107
Camilla Duvall waterskier Born July 11 1960 Greenville South Carolina
109
Amelia Earhart aviator Born July 24 1897 Atchison Kansas died July 2 1937
110
Gertrude Ederle longdistance swimmer Born October 23 1906 New York New York
113
Teresa Edwards basketball player Born July 19 1964 Cairo Georgia
115
Janet Evans swimmer Born August 28 1971 Placentia California
117
Chris Evert tennis player Born December 21 1954 Fort Lauderdale Florida
119
Lisa Fernandez softball player Born February 22 1971 Long Beach California
122
Peggy Fleming figure skater Born July 27 1948 San Jose California
124
Juli Furtado mountain bike racer Born April 4 1967 New York New York
126
Althea Gibson tennis player Born August 25 1927 Silver South Carolina
127
Lucy Giovinco bowler Born March 15 1957 Tampa Florida
131
Diana Golden disabled ski racer Born March 20 1963 Cambridge Massachusetts
132
Michelle Gould racquetball player Born December 22 1970 Ontario Oregon
135
Steffi Graf tennis player Born June 14 1969 Mannheim West Germany
136
Janet Guthrie auto racer Born March 7 1938 Iowa City Iowa
138
Dorothy Hamill figure skater Born July 26 1956 Riverside Connecticut
141
Alison Hargreaves mountain climber Born February 17 1962 Derbyshire England died August 13 1995
143
Carol Heiss figure skater Born January 20 1940 New York New York
144
Sonja Henie figure skater Born April 8 1912 Oslo Norway died October 12 1969
146
Lynn Hill rock climber Born January 3 1961 Detroit Michigan
148
Flo Hyman volleyball player Born July 29 1954 Inglewood California died January 24 1986
150
Charmayne James barrel racer Born June 23 1970 Clayton New Mexico
152
Lynn Jennings distance runner Born July 1 1960 Harvard Massachusetts
153
Joan Joyce softball player Born August 1 1940 Waterbury Connecticut
155
Florence Griffith Joyner track and field sprinter Born December 21 1959LosAngeles California
156
Jackie JoynerKersee track and field heptathlete Born March 3 1962 East St Louis Illinois
158
Billie Jean King tennis player Born November 22 1943 Long Beach California
161
Micki King diver Born July 26 1944 Pontiac Michigan
164
Olga Korbut gymnast Born May 16 1955 Grodno Soviet Union
166
Julie Krone jockey Born July 24 1963 Benton Harbor Michigan
169
Marion Ladewig bowler Born October 30 1914 Grand Rapids Michigan
171
Andrea Mead Lawrence Alpine skier Born April 19 1932 Rutland Vermont
173
Nancy LiebermanCline basketball player Born July 1 1958 Brooklyn New York
175
Nancy Lopez golfer Born January 6 1957 Torrance California
177
Alice Marble tennis player Born September 28 1913 Beckwortb California died December 13 1990
179
Christy Martin boxer Born June 12 1968 Mullens West Virginia
181
Martina Navratilova tennis player Born October 18 1956 Prague Csechoslovakia
198
Cindy Nelson Alpine skier Born August 19 1955 Lutsen Minnesota
201
Paula NewbyFraser triathlete Born June 2 1962 Harare Zimbabwe
203
Mary Lou Retton gymnast Born January 24 1968 Fairmont West Virginia
204
Manon Rheaume ice hockey goalie Born February 24 1972 Lac Beauport Quebec Canada
207
Cathy Rigby gymnast Born December 12 1952 Las Alamitos California
208
Wilma Rudolph track and field sprinter Bora June 23 1940 Bethlehem Tennessee died November 12 1994
210
Joan Benoit Samuelson marathon runner Born May 16 1957 Cape Elisabeth Maine
213
Cristina Sanchez bullfighter Born February 20 1972 Villaverde Spain
214
Eleonora Sears allaround athlete Born September 28 1881 Boston Massachusetts died March 26 1968
216
Monica Seles tennis player Born December 2 1973 Novi Sad Yugoslavia
218
Mary Decker Slaney middledistance runner Born August 4 1958 Bunnvale New Jersey
220
Francie Larrieu Smith middledistance runner Born November 23 1952 Palo Alto California
222
Vivian Stringer basketball coach Born March 16 1948 Edenborn Pennsylvania
223
Patricia Head Summit basketball coach Born June 14 1952 Clarksville Tennessee
225
Wyomia Tyus track and field sprinter Born August 29 1945 Griffin Georgia
227
Glenna Collett Vare golferBorn June 20 1903 Providence Rhode Island died February 10 1989
229
Crete Andersen Waitz marathon runner Born October 1 1953 Oslo Norway
231
Kathy Whitworth golfer Born September 27 1939 Monahans Texas
233
Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman tennis player Born December 20 1886 Healdshurg California died December 5 1974
235
Lynette Woodard basketball player Born August 12 1959 Wichita Kansas
237
Mickey Wright golfer Born February 14 1935 San Diego California
239
Kristi Yamaguchi figure skater Born July 12 1971 Hayward California
241
Sheila Young speed skater and cyclist Born October 14 1950 Birmingham Michigan
243
Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias allaround athlete Born June 26 1911 Port Arthur Texas died September 27 1956
245
Chapter 4 Outstanding Womens Teams
252
AllAmerican Girls Professional Baseball League
253
America
258
1994 Colorado Silver Bullets
265
Raybestos Brakettes
271
Tennessee State University Tigerbelles
276
US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team
280
US Womens Gymnastics Team
285
U S Womens National Soccer Team
289
199596 USA Basketball Womens National Team 1996 US Olympic Womens Basketball Team
295
USA Softball Womens National Team
301
Basic Resources
309
Chapter 5 Selected Bibliography
311
Chapter 6 Directory of Organizations
322
Appendixes
331
Appendix A Olympic Gold Medalists
333
Selected National Award Winners and Champions
346
National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA Champions Division I
368
Athletes Profiled in Outstanding Women Athletes Arranged by Sport
377
Appendix E List of Organization Abbreviations
379
Appendix F Selected Reference Sources
381
Index
385
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JANET WOLLUM is the author of the first edition of Outstanding Women Athletes: Who They Are and How They Influenced Sports in America.

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