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Title:
You go girl! : winning the woman's way
Author:
Doren, Kim.
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Publication Information:
Kansas City, Mo. : Andrew McMeel Pub., 2000.
Physical Description:
viii, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780740708565
Format :
Book

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Summary

Girls' athletic participation in school and community sports programs is skyrocketing. Girls now comprise thirty-three percent of all high school athletes, representing a dramatic increase from four percent who participated in 1971, the year before the enactment of Title IX. You Go Girl is a collection of first person insights, thoughts and stories from successful women in the world of sports. Athletes, coaches, and sports executives talk about their lives, their dreams, their frustrations and disappointments-as well as their victories and passions, practice habits and perspectives. Their stories will inspire, teach, motivate, encourage and challenge any reader-male or female. Among the women who have contributed their personal anecdotes and insights are: Mia Hamm (soccer); Gabrielle Reece (beach volleyball); Marion Jones (sprinter and long jumper); Kerri Strug (gymnastics); Chris Evert (tennis); Nancy Lopez (golf); Picabo Street (Olympic gold medal skier) and many others. Most of today's young women went through school after the 1972 passage of title IX: the same cannot be said of their mothers. This book provides a powerful opportunity to close that gap.


Author Notes

Kim Doren has been active in sports her whole life. In 1977 she was San Diego's Prep Athlete of the Year. She is a graduate of Stanford University, where she weas the number one player on the badminton team and starting catcher on the softball team. Kim has been the director of advertising/marketing for Cobra Golf, has worked on outback cattle stations in Australia, and has taught English in Washington, D.C. She has also volunteered as a coach of Bobby Sox softball and as a Girl Scout leader
Charlie Jones has been a sports broadcaster for nearly four decades, covering sports for ABC and NBC. He has covered twenty-eight sports in fifty states and twenty-five foreign countries, including the AFL and NFL for more than thirty years, three Olympic games, and the first women's NCAA basketball championship. In 1997 the Pro Football Hall of Fame awarded him the Pete Rozelle Broadcasting Excellence Award. Charlie lives in La Jolla, California


Table of Contents

Kristine Lilly
Forewordp. vi
Introductionp. vii
1 Find Your Passionp. 1
2 Make a Commitmentp. 27
3 Go for Itp. 55
4 She Got Nextp. 83
5 Never Give Upp. 109
6 Face Your Fearsp. 141
7 Believe in Yourselfp. 163
8 Overcome Obstaclesp. 197
9 Embrace Your Competitive Spiritp. 243
10 Be a Role Modelp. 277
11 There's More to Lite Than Winningp. 309
Indexp. 340