Why She Plays: The World of Women's Basketball

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Why I Play vii
  • Contents ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction - Why She Plays 1
  • Part One - Youth Basketball 7
  • 1: Heck Yeah, I'M a Tomboy! 9
  • 2: The Fun Factor 16
  • Part Two - High-School Basketball 31
  • 3: You Can't Measure Heart 33
  • 4: The Crème of the Crop 42
  • Part Three - College Basketball 53
  • 5: Three Divisions, One Association 55
  • 6: Conradt, Goestenkors, and the Pursuit of Perfection 65
  • 7: The Approach of a Coach 75
  • 8: A Dance is Still a Dance 89
  • Part Four - The Wnba 97
  • 9: Over Ten Years and Going Strong in the Wnba 99
  • 10: The Superstars and the “special” Treatment 112
  • Part Five - Usa Basketball 123
  • 11: The United States Versus the Rest of the World 125
  • 12: The Best in the World 131
  • Part Six - Media Coverage and Women's Basketball 145
  • 13: The Slippery Slope of Gender Politics 147
  • 14: Unique but Alike 158
  • 15: Her Place of Peace 170
  • Epilogue - Building the Perfect Player 181
  • Appendix A - High School Participation by State 187
  • Appendix B - The Structure of Usa Basketball 189
  • Notes 193
  • Suggested Reading 197
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