Prior to 1972, female athletes had a limited amount of sports they could participate in. Very few of these activities were in the forms of interscholastic competition. At North, the Girls' Athletic Association (G.A.A.) was formed to allow females to have some activity. At first, many of the activities were "non-strenuous," like hiking and biking. By the time the G.A.A. disbanded and female athletes were required by Title IX of Federal Law to have equal access to athletic activities, more strenuous activities such as basketball and softball were part of the G.A.A.
These web pages are here to honor those women who were the trailblazers at North in women's athletics before women were allowed to participate fully.
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