Skylar Diggins kyla perez, keyon kirkpatrick Basketball player

Is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) She was drafted 3rd overall by the Tulsa Shock in the 2013 WNBA draft. Diggins played point guard for Notre Dame, where she led Notre Dame to three consecutive Final Fours and two consecutive NCAA championship appearances.She finished her Notre Dame career ranked first in points and steals, second in assists, and as a two-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation, while leading her team to a record of 35-2.

Female Athlete of the Year, and a McDonald's All-American
1)Dawn Staley Award (2013)[27] (2)Best WNBA Player ESPY Award (2015)(3) Named one of the 25 most beautiful women in sports (2013) [28] (4)Big East Player of the year (2012, 2013) (5)Associated Press All-American First Team (2012, 2013)(6) Associated Press All-American Third Team (2011) (7) 2009 consensus Naismith Prep Player of the Year, earning top honors from Gatorade, Atlanta Tipoff Club (Naismith Trophy), ESPN Hoopgurlz and Max Preps (8)Three-time high school All-American by Parade magazine (first team 2008 and 2009; third team 2007) (9)Three-time high school All-American by EA Sports (first team 2008 and 2009; second team 2007) (10)USA Today All-USA Team (first team 2009; third team 2008) (11)USA Today All-Underclass Team (2006)(12)Two-time Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year (2008 and 2009) (13)Two-time Max Preps Indiana Player of the Year/first-team All-American (2008 and 2009) (14)2009 Indiana Miss Basketball[29] (15)2009 South Bend Tribune Girls' Athlete of the Year (covers all female high school athletes in all sports throughout newspaper's coverage area)
During this time many rules were made up for womens basketball just down the road from where Naismith invented the game, a female physical education teacher began to teach the game of basketball to young women. Only in girls basketball there were special rules for girls: you could only hold the ball for three seconds and only dribble three times before passing the ballI. In the first days of womens basketball—long before scouting, recruiting, and scholarships were a realistic possibility—the female players would post guards at the doors and windows of the gymnasium to keep the men from watching them. Now, even though women’s basketball receives wide exposure, many women would love to see men interested enough in their game to climb a ladder and watch through a window.
Title IX has proven to have had a huge impact on female collegiate sports. “Sports participation among college women has risen from 372 percent over that time, from 32,000 to more than 150,000 women (McDonagh, Pappano, 2008, 108). Also now 33.5% of female students participate in sports . The issue still remaining is that women’s sports beyond college do not benefit from Title IX. As a whole, they make less income than men in professional sports which Title IX cannot do much about. However due to Title IX some women have gotten recognition as a result of the debate. “Women athletes receive greater respect today but relatively skimpy media attention. Thank Title IX for…the growing visibility of women’s college basketball that has USA Today producing a pullout section for the women’s NCAA March Madness tournament” .But its impact is clear today. Fewer than 300,000 girls played high school sports in 1974—today, the ranks have swelled to more than 3.1 million.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_basketball

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylar_Diggins

http://www.athleticscholarships.net/title-ix-college-athletics-3.htm

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