Baker, Christine A.

Why she plays : the world of women's basketball / Christine A. Baker ; foreword by Becky Hammon. - Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008. - 1 online resource (xvi, 198 pages) - JSTOR eBooks .

"A Bison original"--Page (4) of cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198).

Baker sets the stage with a quick look at current statistics and trends in women's basketball nationwide, noting the profound changes in the last thirty-five years. A series of exclusive interviews then takes us into the heart and soul of the sport. Her subjects are players and coaches, from neophytes to stars such as Dawn Staley and Nancy Lieberman; from legendary coaches such as Jody Conradt to the masterminds of USA Basketball and the 1996 Women's Dream Team; from Donna Lopiano, former CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation, to tomorrow's Olympic athletes. A richly detailed, all-encompassing portrait of the sport, these interviews offer a wealth of insight into the game, American sports culture, and, indeed, why Baker plays.

9780803218659 0803218656

22573/ctt1dgm1hx JSTOR

Basketball for women--History.--United States
Women basketball players--United States--Biography.
Basketball players--United States--Biography.

GV886 / .B29 2008