Inaugural ballers The true story of the first U.S. Women's Olympic basketball team

Andrew Maraniss

Book - 2022

Twenty years before women's soccer became an Olympic sport and two decades before the formation of the WNBA, the '76 US women's basketball team laid the foundation for the incredible rise of women's sports in America at the youth, collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels. Though they were unknowns from small schools such as Delta State, the University of Tennessee at Martin and John F. Kennedy College of Wahoo, Nebraska, at the time of the '76 Olympics, the American included a roster of players who would go on to become some of the most legendary figures in the history of basketball. From Pat Head, Nancy Lieberman, Ann Meyers, Lusia Harris, coach Billie Moore, and beyond--these women took on the world and proved everyone wrong. Packed with black-and-white photos and thoroughly researched details about the beginnings of US women's basketball, Inaugural Ballers is the fascinating story of the women who paved the way for girls everywhere.

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Young adult literature
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022.
Physical Description
344 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-313) and index.
Main Author
Andrew Maraniss (author)