Women in Sport

  • Lucy Diggs Slowe

    Lucy Diggs Slowe
    Lucy Diggs Slowe was a big tennis player and competitor. She participated in the American Womens Association's first tournament in 1917. During this tournament she took home the national title, making her the very first African American woman to win a major sports title.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    President Nixon passed Title IX on July 23, 1972. This was an education ammendment changed oppurtunity for women in sports tremendously. The ammendment stated, "No person in US shall, on basis of sex, be excluded from part in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educationprogram or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
  • Women in the olympics

    Women in the olympics
    Despite much criticism, women's athletics and gymastics were first debuted at this summer olymics. Halina Konopacka of Poland was the first female to become the track and field champion during this contest. During the olympics at this time women were not allowed to run in events that included running more than 200 meters. This is a big event because it is the year Women finally compete in Olympic track and field events.
  • All american girls' baseball league

    All american girls' baseball league
    Women's baseballMen were the first ones to start baseball play as a sport and league game. During the year of 1943, though, many of the men had been called off to war. Due to these circumstances ball parks that were once filled with baseball players and fans were now empty. It was then that a group of women decided to get together and form an all-american girls baseball league to fill the deficit that was left by the men at war.
  • First black woman to win gold medal

    First black woman to win gold medal
    From Albany, Ga, Alice Coachman specialized in the high jump and competed in the 1948 summer olympics. It was here at this competition that she became the very first African American female to win an Olympic gold medal. She jumped 1.68 m up on her first try. Subsequently she was the only American to take home a gold medal in the Summer 1948 olympics.
  • Jackie on sports illustrated

    Jackie on sports illustrated
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee became the first woman athlete on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. She is ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon and the women's long jump, having won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. Since then she was also voted greatest female athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated.
  • Women's national basketball association

    Women's national basketball association
    The women's national basketball association also known as the WNBA is a professional basketball league in the United States. It was founded on April 24, 1996, but it did not begin its regular season until 1997.
  • Danica Patrick

    Danica Patrick
    Danica Patrick was the first woman in history to win an Indy car race. She participated in the Indy Japan 300 on April 30, 2008 and took home the winning spot making her the first woman in Indy car history. She finished only 5.8594 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval in Japan.
  • Pat Summitt

    Pat Summitt
    Pat Summitt is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history of either a men's or women's team in any division. On February 5, 2009 she coached her 1,000th win over the lady bulldogs in basketball. Since then she has retired but continues to help manage the team. She will always be remembered as a legend in basketball history.
  • Top moments in women's sports

    Top moments in women's sports
    Top moments in womens sportsWomen have come a very long way since the introduction of sports as a competition and pasttime. All throughout history women have been trying to make their mark on a world that is termed a "man's world", and it is clear that they have been successful.