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You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale
Ann Meyers Drysdale recounts her experience being the lone woman to try out for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers -- two decades before the WNBA was formed.
Meyers Drysdale says for some people involved, the tryout was a publicity stunt, but for her it was completely serious. She says it was probably more difficult for the men during tryouts to be beaten by a girl than it was for her to worry about what they thought about her. Meyers Drysdale says she owes a lot to the women who came before her, she just happened to be around when the media took interest in women in sports. Meyers Drysdale says there’s still a long way to go before women gain equality, but there’s certainly been progress with Title IX.