The EV History Center presents…
Girls 6-on-6 Basketball in Iowa: Traditions, Transitions, and Legacies By Jennifer Sterling
Sunday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m.
For most of the 20th century, Iowa was known for its devotion to a unique form of women’s sport known as 6-on-6 girls’ basketball. As other states abandoned 6-on-6 in the 1970s, Iowa remained committed to this game until 1993, when the final 6-player championship was held. This multi-media presentation recounts Iowa’s 6-on-6 history, connects it to the development of girls’ and women’s sport in the United States, and welcomes audience members to share their own stories.
Jennifer Sterling is a lecturer in the Sport Studies program in the Department of American Studies at the University of Iowa. A small-town Iowa native (Fremont), she completed her undergraduate degree at Central College (Pella) and returned to her home state after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Georgia Institute of Technology, and degrees at the University of Maryland (PhD) and Seattle Pacific University (MA).
She teaches courses on sport in Iowa, inequality in American sport, sport technology, sport history, and the Olympics.
The English Valleys History Center has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host this presentation by Jennifer Sterling at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 23, at the EV History Center at 108 N. Main, North English, Iowa. All are invited to attend at no charge. Donations are accepted.