John F. Kennedy College, in Wahoo, Nebraska embraced women's sports early, recruiting and even offering scholarships to athletes years before Title IX . Arguably as a result, they won not only the first ever Women's College Softball World Series in 1969 but successfully defended the title in 1970 and 1971.
For this episode our host, Teri Barr, is talking with Nancy Gaarder, a reporter for the Omaha World Herald and Cathy Buell who played catcher for John F. Kennedy College in those pre-Title IX years and, notably, remains the only John F. Kennedy alum from any year inducted into the Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame.
You can read Nancy's article here:
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