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Mia Hamm is the soccer champion widely regarded as the world's best all-around women's soccer player. At 15 she ...
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Mia Hamm
Mia Hamm is the soccer champion widely regarded as the world's best all-around women's soccer player. At 15 she ...
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Maria Pepe
It’s the three-game Little League pitching career “heard ‘round the world.” Maria Pepe was eleve...
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Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King first learned tennis in the late 1950s on the public courts in Long Beach, California. The game ultimat...
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Marlen Esparza
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Marlen Esparza knew she wanted to be in the boxing ring. With the support of her father an...
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Donna de Varona
At 14 years of age, Donna de Varona was the youngest swimmer to compete at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Four years later at...
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Misty Copeland
Misty Copeland began her ballet career at age 13. Two years later, she had won first place in the Music Center Spotlight...
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Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing, and is one of the most famous ...
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Hope Solo
Hope Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper, currently playing as a goalkeeper for the Seattle Sounders Women. Born in Ri...
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Kathrine Switzer
Kathrine Switzer was in the habit of signing her college papers “K.V. Switzer” and did so when she registere...
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Violet Palmer
Violet Palmer broke a major glass ceiling in sports in 1997 when she became the first woman to officiate in the NBA, as ...