Often referred to as “the mother of women’s basketball”
Pioneered women’s basketball as director of physical education at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
Modified the original rules of “Basket Ball”, invented by Dr. James Naismith at the International YMCA Training School (now Springfield College), for her female classes as a means of exercise, stressing socialization and cooperation rather than competition
Served as Chairperson of the Women’s Basketball Committee for 12 years
Authored and developed the first basketball guide for women