Accomplishments in Women Sports

  • Janet Guthrie

    Janet Guthrie
    Video1st woman to compete in a NASCAR Winston Cup superspeedway race. Also 1st woman to qualify and compete in both Indianopolis 500 and the Daytona 500.
  • Elizabeth "Liz" HeastonThompson

    Elizabeth "Liz"  HeastonThompson
    1st woman ever to score in college football. She was a pacekicker for the Williamette University Bearcats, which was competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA),
  • Marion Lois Jones

    Marion Lois Jones
    VideoFormer World Champion track and field athlete and former professional basketball player. She won 5 metas at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney Australia.
  • Venus Williams

    Venus Williams
    VideoSister of Serena Williams. Also a pro tennis player who was also former no. 1. Has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on 3 separate occasions. She became the 1st black woman to achieve this feat.
  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams
    American professional tennis player and former world no. 1. SHe became the 1st for the 1st time on July 8, 2002. She is considered to be one of the greatest women's tennis players.
  • Dara Grace Torres

    Dara Grace Torres
    American International swimmer and 12 time Olympic medalist. She is the 1st swimmer from the U.S. to compete in five Olympic games and the oldest swimmer to ever earn a place on the U.S, olympic team.
  • Sheryl Swoopes

    Sheryl Swoopes
    Signed with the Seattle Storm. She was announced as one of the top 15 players in the 15 year history of the WNBA. She is frequently referred to as the " female Michael Jordan". Swoopes is very famous for her offensive and defensive skills.
  • Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm

    Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm
    Played many years as a forward for the U.S. women's national soccer team and was a founding member of the Washington Freedom. Also inducted into the Alabama Sports HAll of Fame Class of 2006 and later the Texas Hall of Fame on March 11,2008.
  • Nancy Elizabeth Lieberman

    Nancy Elizabeth Lieberman
    Nicknamed "Lady Magic" a former pro basletball player who played and coached in the WNBA. She was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Womens Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. She is regarded as one of the greatest figures in womens basketball.
  • Elena Myers

    Elena Myers
    1st female motorcycle racer to win a race in the 76 year history of American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Pro Racing.