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1901-1902 School Year

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The first year of Women’s Basketball at South was in 1901-1902 School year.  The 1902 yearbook reports the following about that first team.

The Girls’ Basket Ball team was handicapped in a number of ways.  In the first place none of them had ever played the game before and had a hard time securing a place to practice. They were at one time on the verge of giving up the idea of a team, when Mr. Wood, captain of the Boys’ team, told the girls that they might use their hall three times a week.  Mr. Wood coached the first basket ball team with very good results.  Our plucky girls made a creditable showing and paved the way for interest in girls’ athletics.