From the “front lines” of the fight to keep Title IX’s implementation in sports alive to the focus on women’s athletes’ well-being, Christine Grant left quite the legacy both at Iowa and across the country.
Moment No. 22: For the first time in program history, Iowa field hockey rose to No. 1 in the country. That led to a memorable showdown between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams a few weeks later with Lisa Bluder and others rushing the field at the end.
More than 300 people gathered at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday to celebrate Christine Grant’s life and legacy. The crowd included former players, coaches she hired over a quarter-century and athletic administrators from around the country.
As The Gazette counts down the top 50 moments in Iowa women’s athletics history ahead of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, No. 47 is Kristy Gleason setting the NCAA goals record for American women and winning the Honda Sports Award.
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