A time-out for celebrating women's sports at Notre Dame

By Marianne Murphy Zarzana ’78

In the beginning, they wore hand-me-down uniforms from men’s teams, jockeyed for court time to practice, called major University athletic departments from their dorm rooms to arrange matches and racking up impressive records for competitiveness—as well as tenacity, creativity and endurance.

Nearly 125 female former Notre Dame student-athletes, coaches and trainers gathered in late April, 2007, for the 35th Anniversary of Women’s Athletics reunion weekend, sponsored by the Athletic Department and the Monogram Club. They were joined by 175 current student-athletes, coaches, student managers and trainers.…

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