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Women in Sports

  • Gynmastics

    In 1936 Berlin Olympic games the sport of Gynmastics was added to the program. This program was held from August 10,1936 to August 12, 1936.
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association

    Ladies Professional Golf Association
    In 1949 Wilson Sporting Goods agreed to sponsor the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Helen Dettweiler was the 3rd women to work for a golf club manufacturer. She worked for Wilson Sporting Goods. She also the first woman to designed and build a 9-hole golf course.
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    Althea Gibson was the first black player to compete and win at Wimbledon. It was not until 1975 before a an African American man Arthur Ashe, won Wimbledon.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Title IX is acuatlly a portion of The Education Amendment of 1972. It is best known for the impact it made in non-professional sports (high school and collegiate). This also boosted women sports in the US. This prohibited discrimmination of gender in federal funded schools.
  • Billie Jean King

    Billie Jean King
    Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs. This was known as "The Battle of the Sexes". Bobby Riggs was a 55 year old former 1939 Wimbledon champion who challenged BJK often then she finally accepted. Billie Jean started a women's sport magazine and women's sport foundation. She was defintely a spark in the women's professional sports.
  • Title IX

    In 1982 The Supreme Court rules that Title IX coveres coaches and other employees as well as students.
  • Increase in Women collegiate athletes

    Increase in Women collegiate athletes
    By, 1990 the number of female collegiate athletes increased to 160,000. This marked the decade which was known for in explosion of women in sports.
  • WNBA

    In 1997 The inaugural Women's National Basketball Association season begins on June 21. The inaugural season hosted 50 million viewers and also 3 major networks. They initially started with 8teams and are now currently at 16 teams. As of 2002 the WNBA will host 256 regular season games.
  • Pat Summitt

    Pat Summitt
    In 2006 Pat Summitt hit her 900th win as women's basketball coach. Her record as a coach for Tennessee 900-172. She passed Texas coach Jody Conradt and Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight. her current record is 1000-187
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    In 2012 TITLE IX Report: the 35th annual survey of the status of women in intercollegiate athletics finds record numbers of female athletes and teams, coaches and administrators in college programs.