You Go Girl!: Winning the Woman's Way

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, Feb 5, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 344 pages
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DIVGirls' 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./div

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Kim Doren has been active in sports her entire life. In 1977 she was San Diego's Prep Athlete of the Year. She is a Stanford graduate where she was the No 1 player on the badminton team and starting catcher on the softball team. Kim has a diverse background, which includes being the director of advertising/marketing for Cobra Golf.

For many years Charlie Jones has been one of the most versatile broadcasters in sports. He has worked for ABC and NBC and covered the NFL for almost four decades. He has broadcast 28 different sports in 51 states and 25 foreign countries, including three Olympic Games, the first women's NCAA basketball championship, and golf on the LPGA and PGA tours including the Ryder Cup. The Pro Football Hall of Fame honored him in 1997 with the Pete Rozelle Broadcasting Excellence Award.

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