February 04, 2016

You've come a long way

In recognition of the 30th National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Stanford Athletics has posted a story about the early days of women's sports at Stanford.

Stanford created an athletics program for women under the auspices of the Women's Athletic Association in 1893.

Stanford participated in the first women's inter-institutional athletic contest in the United States — a basketball game vs Castilleja School in 1896. Stanford won 1-0.

The first women's intercollegiate game took place in 1896 at the Armory Hall in San Francisco between Stanford and Cal. Stanford won the contest 2-1.

Read more: You've come a long way by David Keifer.

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