Notable
Women
in Sports
Archive
 

Menstuff® has compiled an archive of notable women, many of whom have made a name for themselves in a male dominated arena. Dads. How can you encourage your daughter to go for what she wants in life, especially if it involves direct competition in a male dominated arena, whether it's winning the Indianapolis 500, or becoming to top, local salesperson in the country for John Deere?


Danica Patrick

Jessica Hendricks

Diandra Asbaty
Michaela Hutchison
Liz Halliday

Auto Racing
Dog Sled
Bowling
Wrestling
Auto Racing
..Gretchen Bleiler
Maria Sharapova
Vonetta Flowers.
Natalie Gulbis
.Kristi Leskinen
Snowboarding
Tennis
Bobsledding
Golf
Freestyle Skiing
Sophie Sandolo
.Lindsey Jackbellis
Swim Cash
Tanith Belbin
.Rachael Scdoris
Golf
Snowboarding
Basketball
Ice Dancing
Dog Sled
Meggie Meidlinger
Louise Smith
.Nicole Malachowski
Andrea Mikana-Pinkham
Cat Osterman

Baseball
NASCAR
Thunderbirds

Lady Knight Templar

Softball

Elena Myers
Juliana Gonzalez
Anna Lee Aldred
Eileen Collins
Cara-Beth Burnside

Motorcycles

Auto Racing

Jockey

Space Shuttle
Skateboarder

Alphabetical Listing

Anna Lee Aldred
Diandra Asbaty
Tanith Belbin
Gretchen Bleiler
Cara-Beth Burnside
Swim Cash
Eileen Collins
Vonetta Flowers
Juliana Gonzalez
Natalie Gulbis
Liz Halliday
Jessica Hendricks
Michaela Hutchison
Lindsey Jackbellis
Kristi Leskinen
Nicole Malachowski
Meggie Meidlinger
Elena Myers
Cat Osterman
Andrea Mikana-Pinkham
Danica Patrick
Sophie Sandol
Rachael Scdoris
Maria Sharapova
Louise Smith

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Cat Osterman


Texas softball pitcher just missed a perfect game but did set a strikeout record in the 2006 Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. Osterman (38-2) fanned 18, the most in a seven-inning game in Series history and fired a one-hitter to lead the Longhorns to a 2-0 win vs. Arizona State.
Source: USA Today

Eileen Collins


U.S.A.F. Lt. Col. Eileen Marie Collins is the first woman ever selected to be a space shuttle pilot and the first woman to command a space shuttle. In the Air Force she was a T-38 instructor pilot and a C-141 aircraft commander. Today she has flown more than 5,000 hours in more than 30 type of aircraft.
Source: quest.arc.nasa.gov/people/bios/women/ec.html

Cara-Beth Burnside


Cara-Beth Burnside, a pioneer in women's skateboarding, has complained for ages about the inequities in her male-dominated sport, especially when it comes to prize money and exposure at the Summer X Games (sometimes referred to as the Summer seX-Games.) A year ago, Burnside, a two-time X Games gold medalist in skateboarding Vert, formed the Action Sports Alliance to create a stronger, more unified voice for women in action sports. When the games debuted in 1995, six of 29 events were specifically designed for women and another, the Eco Challenge, paired a man and woman. Of this year's 16 events, there are only two — skateboard vert and skateboard street — for women. Burnside and other female skateboarders threatened to boycott last summer's X-Games in the hopes of forcing ESPN to make improvements. They did complete. She received $2,000 for first place last year while the men's winner received $50,000. And, she's been heard. ESPN raised the total prize money in women's skateboarding to $80,000 — with a first-place prize of $15,000 — but that's still paltry when compared with the men's $225,000 total purse. But, there were no plans to televise any of the women's events this year.

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