Women's sports won a big victory with Wimbledon finally agreeing to make the payout for female tennis players the same as for men. You've seen our gallery of memorable landmark moments in gender equity. Which ones would you add to the list and/or which barrier do you hope will fall next?
Where are Cammi Granato, Hayley Wickenheiser, et al? Women's ice hockey has become a part of the Olympics and College sports in the last 10 years as well. How about some recognition for these female athletes?
Though many do not view it as a sport, we have to include Kelly Kulick for making it to the all exempt field of the Professional Bowlers Association. She qualified through the Tour Trials and has made match play 3 times. It's only time until she makes a TV final.
And let us not forget Liz Johnson, who qualified through the Tour Qualifying Round just to make the field of 64 at the Banquet Open back in 2005. From there, she blew through her match play contestants (Chris Barnes, Mike DeVaney and Richard Wolfe) en route to a TV final, where she defeated Wes Malott before falling to Tommy Jones in the final, nearly winning a PBA title, which would've been a first for female bowlers competing on what was once and all-men's tour.
Lets have some international mention of women in sports. Like Pakistani woman swimming in Olympics. Or else the Algerian(?) lady running in Olympics long distance with normal clothings like another athlete instead of covering themselves up due to religion.
Venus and Serena Williams have done so much for the sport of tennis, especially here in the USA, I think they both should be included next year. I'm sorry to say, womans tennis is the only womans professional sport I not only watch, but will set the VCR to record for me in case I miss.
How about Womens Boxing and where Layla Ali may take the sport? I'd also like to see more women get noticed in motorsports, for example Motorcross or motorcycle racing in general. With all the popularity motorcycles have today, it just seems like the next logical step is to recognize the women of the sport.
*In addition to the NCAA wins record, being the highest paid women's coach, and having the floor named in her honor, Pat Summitt has the most Final Four appearances in both the mens and womens game and has 6 national titles on her resume.
*Martina Navratilova won grand slam titles in four seperate decades (70's-00's), has the most Wimbledon singles titles (9) for men and women, and has the career grand slam in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
It is time for Women Head Coaches to receive the same pay as Male Head Coaches in High Schools, the NCAA, and the Professional Ranks. Multiple D-1 Basketball coaches have multi-million dollar saleries while the winningest coach in NCAA history, Pat Summit was only offered just over a million.
I would love to see something mentioned about women in the NHL, especially Manon Rheaume (the first female to play in an NHL game), or another woman who is has played in the NHL (I believe her name is Cammie Granato?). I am not a huge hockey fan, but I truly think that they need to be mentioned.
What about Jackie Mitchell? She was a fantastic pitcher in the 1920's and 30's. She also struck out the great Babe Ruth. Unfortunately the commisioner at the time said baseball was too strenuous for women and she was forced to quit.
I don't really care to see the sports integrated with women. Football already has too many rules about hits and one shot on a woman would draw a Personal foul call. And you really wouldn't be able to touch anybody in basketball then. Equal pay in sports like tennis and all but not much else.
The huge rise of women's hockey over the past decade. It has gone from a small dream, to a magnificent reality. Since the addition of women's ice hockey to the Olympics, women's hockey will continue to grow.
Women's hockey is huge and only getting stronger. Although she didn't play too many games, Manon Rheaume was a huge step forward, being the first female NHLer. And how about Cassie Campbell (Canadian hockey hero) being the first female real-time analyst for a national network?