Mrs. Helen Baker is president of the Women's International Bowling Congress, the largest sports organization in the world for women. She and her all-woman board are shaping the destiny of women's bowling, not to mention the future of 3.5 million league bowlers. It is through Baker's leadership that the WIBC became a Group C member of the United States Olympic Committee. Bowling will be an exhibition sport in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Much, much more is in store for the sport under Baker.
Women's International Bowling Congress
No one could take issue with the objective of Ballard's article. However, the Women's International Tennis Association has two objections pertaining to that portion dealing with the WITA.
First, many women executives were contacted by Korn/Ferry, the executive search firm hired to find us an executive director. The search was wide open and was itself conducted by a woman.
Second, the WITA board of directors is composed of 12 women professionals who unanimously chose Merrett Stierheim from more than 100 applicants. One of our major considerations was his long and outstanding record of sensitivity to women's rights. As county manager of Metropolitan Dade County and in other positions, he had served several women county commissioners and had promoted many women to executive positions on his immediate staff and among the 22,000 county employees that he supervised.
Today, after Stierheim has spent almost a year on the job, we are very proud and happy with the decision we made.
CHRIS EVERT LLOYD
Women's International Tennis Association
We are pleased that data from our study "Women in Intercollegiate Sport—A Longitudinal, National Study: Nine Year Update" were used in your article. Our only regret is that you did not cite us as the researchers responsible for the data, so that your readers might know where they can obtain more information on this ongoing study.
R. VIVIAN ACOSTA, PH.D.
LINDA JEAN CARPENTER, PH.D., J.D.
Department of Physical Education