Outstanding Women Athletes: Who They Are and How They Influenced Sports In America / Edition 2

Outstanding Women Athletes: Who They Are and How They Influenced Sports In America / Edition 2

by Janet Woolum
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573561204
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/15/1998
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. IHistory of Women's Sports1
Ch. 1Women in American Sports3
Ch. 2Women in the Olympics35
Pt. IIBiographies and Teams75
Ch. 3Outstanding Women Athletes Who Influenced American Sports77
Michelle Akers (soccer player)77
Tenley Albright (figure skater)79
Constance M. K. Applebee (field hockey coach)81
Evelyn Ashford (track and field sprinter)82
Tracy Austin (tennis player)85
Senda Berenson (basketball innovator)86
Patty Berg (golfer)88
Bonnie Blair (speed skater)90
Fanny Blankers-Koen (track and field star)92
Susan Butcher (sled-dog racer)94
Connie Carpenter-Phinney (cyclist)96
Florence Chadwick (long-distance swimmer)98
Nadia Comaneci (gymnast)99
Maureen Connolly (tennis player)102
Donna de Varona (swimmer)103
Gail Devers (track and field sprinter)105
Jean Driscoll (wheelchair athlete)107
Camille Duvall (water-skier)109
Amelia Earhart (aviator)110
Gertrude Ederle (long-distance swimmer)113
Teresa Edwards (basketball player)115
Janet Evans (swimmer)117
Chris Evert (tennis player)119
Lisa Fernandez (softball player)122
Peggy Fleming (figure skater)124
Juli Furtado (mountain bike racer)126
Althea Gibson (tennis player)127
Lucy Giovinco (bowler)131
Diana Golden (disabled ski racer)132
Michelle Gould (racquetball player)135
Steffi Graf (tennis player)136
Janet Guthrie (auto racer)138
Dorothy Hamill (figure skater)141
Alison Hargreaves (mountain climber)143
Carol Heiss (figure skater)144
Sonja Henie (figure skater)146
Lynn Hill (rock climber)148
Flo Hyman (volleyball player)150
Charmayne James (barrel racer)152
Lynn Jennings (distance runner)153
Joan Joyce (softball player)155
Florence Griffith Joyner (track and field sprinter)156
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (track and field heptathlete)158
Billie Jean King (tennis player)161
Micki King (diver)164
Olga Korbut (gymnast)166
Julie Krone (jockey)169
Marion Ladewig (bowler)171
Andrea Mead Lawrence (Alpine skier)173
Nancy Lieberman-Cline (basketball player)175
Nancy Lopez (golfer)177
Alice Marble (tennis player)179
Christy Martin (boxer)181
Helene Mayer (fencer)183
Patricia McCormick (diver)184
Floretta Doty McCutcheon (bowler)186
Ann Meyers (basketball player)188
Cheryl Miller (basketball player)190
Shannon Miller (gymnast)192
Helen Wills Moody (tennis player)194
Shirley Muldowney (drag racer)195
Martina Navratilova (tennis player)198
Cindy Nelson (Alpine skier)201
Paula Newby-Fraser (triathlete)203
Mary Lou Retton (gymnast)204
Manon Rheaume (ice hockey goalie)207
Cathy Rigby (gymnast)208
Wilma Rudolph (track and field sprinter)210
Joan Benoit Samuelson (marathon runner)213
Cristina Sanchez (bullfighter)214
Eleonora Sears (all-around athlete)216
Monica Seles (tennis player)218
Mary Decker Slaney (middle-distance runner)220
Francie Larrieu Smith (middle-distance runner)222
Vivian Stringer (basketball coach)223
Patricia Head Summitt (basketball coach)225
Wyomia Tyus (track and field sprinter)227
Glenna Collett Vare (golfer)229
Grete Andersen Waitz (marathon runner)231
Kathy Whitworth (golfer)233
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