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Author Mawson, Lora Marlene, author.

Title Mawson's mission : launching women's intercollegiate athletics at the University of Kansas / Lora Marlene Mawson.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.0430978 M449m 2020    ---  DUE 05-12-23
Description xii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Center court -- A half century of sports for women in America -- Sport leadership experience -- Formation of women's intercollegiate sports at KU -- The first decade for KU women's intercollegiate sports -- Early KU women athletes on the national scene -- Overarching regulations influencing women's intercollegiate athletics -- My interim year -- Beyond athletics : an academic career in sport management -- The mission : a dream becomes reality -- Appendix: Memories from early KU women athletes.
Summary "Often called the "Mother of KU Women's Athletics," Marlene Mawson was appointed to the physical education faculty at the University of Kansas in 1968. A year later, the newly established national Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women mandated that US colleges and universities provide women's intercollegiate athletics programs. Mawson was charged with establishing the program at KU. "Planning sports competition schedules, staffing coaches, organizing policies and procedures for coaches and athletes, coordinating practice schedules, budgeting, and directing the new KU intercollegiate sports program for women were my responsibilities without much intervention or guidance from anyone else," she writes. "I was on my own, since there was no precedent nor a blueprint for creating a women's athletics program within a meager budget." Despite the challenges, in the first decade KU's were among the leading women's teams when they competed in national championships in volleyball, basketball, softball, and gymnastics. Mawson says, "my passion was always providing for the joy of women to compete in sports." She was inducted into the KU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. In this memoir, Mawson describes her remarkable career, from her early years in Missouri to her retirement in 2004. At the end of the book, she includes memories from early KU women athletes"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Kansas Notable, 2021
Subject Mawson, Lora Marlene.
University of Kansas -- Sports -- History.
Women athletes -- Kansas -- Lawrence -- History.
College sports for women -- Kansas -- Lawrence -- History.
Atheletic directors -- Kansas -- Lawrence -- Biography.
University of Kansas. (OCoLC)fst00530405
College sports for women. (OCoLC)fst01737602
Sports. (OCoLC)fst01130432
Women athletes. (OCoLC)fst01177178
Kansas -- Lawrence. (OCoLC)fst01212060
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780700629749 hardcover
0700629742 hardcover
9780700629756 electronic publication
Standard No. 40030076285

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