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
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573561207

ISBN-13: 9781573561204

Pub. Date: 06/15/1998

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

Introduction

Acknowledgments

History of Women's Sports

Chapter 1—Women in American Sports

Chapter 2—Women in the Olympics

Biographies and Teams

Chapter 3—Outstanding Women Athletes Who Influenced American Sports

Chapter 4—Outstanding Women's Teams

All American Girls Professional Baseball League

America

1994 Colorado Silver Bullets

Raybestos Brakettes

Tennessee State University

U.S. Synchronized Swiming Team

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

USA Basketball Women's National Team

USA Softball Women's National Team

Basic Resources

Chapter 5—Selected Bibliography

Chapter 6—Directory of Organizations

Part IV: Appendixes

Appendix A—Olympic Gold Medalists

Appendix B—Award Winners and National Champions

Appendix C—National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champions—Division I

Appendix D—Athletes Profiled in Outstanding Women Athletes, Arranged by Sport

Appendix E—List of Organization Abbreviations

Appendix F—Selected Reference Sources

Index

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