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Cougar Crew Days
Fall 2013

Cougar men's crew has competed in rowing for 40 years and alumni and current rowers celebrated last spring. The WSU women's rugby squad won a second national championship in the spring, as well.

Categories: Athletics
Tags: Women athletes, Rowing, Rugby, Crew

Spring 2010
On a frosty Saturday morning in early December, Martin Stadium rings with the thud of tackles and calls for a pass. Football season ended two weeks before, so the voices on the field aren’t quarterbacks and safeties. They are the voices of ...
Categories: Athletics
Tags: Women athletes, Rugby

History was made...The fight for equity for women's athletics in Washington
Winter 2007
Back in the late 1960s, when Jo Washburn was athletic director for women's intramural sports at Washington State University, she had to stretch $1,200 to cover all the expenses of the volleyball, gymnastics, basketball, field hockey, skiing, and t...
Categories: Gender studies, Athletics
Tags: Women's studies, Women's sports, Title IX, Women athletes

Their place in history: WSU women athletes made their mark
Fall 2007
One day in 1948 four Washington State College students tugged on their white rubber swim caps, adjusted their nose plugs, and plunged into a cold swimming pool. Three of them locked together head to foot to form a vertical underwater ring, and the...
Categories: Gender studies, Athletics
Tags: Women's sports, Women athletes

Home-court advantage: Shelley Patterson
Fall 2007
When Shelley Patterson graduated from Washington State University in 1984, she thought her basketball career was over. A guard for the Cougar women's basketball team, she was among the state's all-time leaders in assists and steals. But in 1984 th...
Categories: Athletics, Alumni
Tags: Basketball, Women athletes

Two female athletes, two public falls
Fall 2006
In the first three months of 2006, two images of female athletes and their subsequent media interpretations played on television and front pages across the country. The first one showed Lindsey Jacobellis during the 2006 Winter Olympic Snowboard C...
Categories: Gender studies, Athletics
Tags: Cheerleading, Women's sports, Women athletes

WSU Hall of Fame adds 5 who excelled
Summer 2004
Carol GordonOn February 21, the day of her induction into Washington State University's Athletic Hall of Fame, Carol Gordon offered a silent prayer. That evening she shared her petition with 180 guests at the induction banquet in the Compton Union...
Categories: Alumni, Athletics
Tags: Women athletes, Coach, Basketball, Football, Track and field, Hall of Fame