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  • Lucy Diggs Slowe

    Lucy Diggs Slowe
    Born on July 1, 1885, was the 1st African American female to win a national title in any sport when she won First Women's Title at the American Tennis Association's First tournament in 1917.
    Not only was she an athlete but she was also one of the first founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at Howard University.
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    Many challenges got accomplished by females

    Things like first woman to swim across Lake Ontario or First woman to win Gran Slam in tennis. This time period was a time where females were the first of their kind to successfully accomplish a challange that may have been previously done by a male.
  • Gertrude Ederle

    Gertrude Ederle
    First woman to swim the English Channel, Her record to swin the channel was 14 hours and 30 minutes for this all American competative swimmer. She joined the Womens Swimming Association at the age of 13. She was know as the "Queen of the Waves."
  • The Amateur Athletic Union

    The Amateur Athletic Union sponsors the first-ever national women's basketball championship using men's rules.
    And in 1953 the US Womens Basketball Team wins the gold in the World Championships.
  • Wilma Rudolph

    Wilma Rudolph
    First woman to win 3 Olympic Gold Medals in Track in Field at one of Olympic Game. Coming from a family of 22 she was able to take her family out of poverty. She first played basketball in High School where she was a star player. Then a Tennesse University Coach spotted her and encouraged her to joined their track and field team.
  • Women Rowing

    Women Rowing
    National Womens Rowing Association is founded. Rowing being one of the oldest sports, it was not until 1976 in Montreal that women were allowed to participate. Although is more common in the Eastern European countries, there are some great rowing teams coming out of the USA.

    "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from the participation, being denied the benifits of, or subjected to discrimination under any discrimination program or activity receiving federal financial assistance" http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=sTYrmNY3BZc
  • Girls Little League

    Girls are officially allowed to play in Little League Baseball. After the lawsuit for the all boys little league from the National Organization of women.
  • Junko Tabei of Japan

    Junko Tabei of Japan
    First woman to climb Mount Everest. She climbed the mountain via South East Ridge Route. A student and a mother she prefers to be called "Im a free spirit"
    Words from her: "Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top — it is the will power that is the most important. This will power you cannot buy with money or be given by others — it rises from your heart"
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee
    First female athlete to be displayed in the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine
  • Womens Soccer

    Womens Soccer
    Women Soccer of USA wih the First WORLD CUP in China. They played against Norway where the won the victory 2-1. Michelle Akers finished the tournament with 10 goals to her name.
  • WNBA First Season

    WNBA First Season
    The Women National Basketball Association has its first season. Since many states have continue to develop new teams.
  • Chamique Holdsclaw

    Chamique Holdsclaw
    First female basketball player to win the Sullivan Award.
    She played for the Washington Mystics.
    Currently she is playing for the San Antonio Silver Stars but she has also played for the Los Angeles Sparks and The Atlanta Dream.

    Tennessee Basketball Coach to get her 880th win and becomes the all time winningest coach in NCAA history, for male and female. She recently had her 1,000 victory. She was the only woman on the list for the "Top 50 Greatest Coaches of All Time in all sports" and has never has a losing season.
  • Wimblendon Tennis tournament

    The Wimblendon Tennis Tournament announces that it will pay males and females EQUAL prize money for the first time.
    It is the oldest tennis tournament. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59dc8DMR-Ek