Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory / Lydia Reeder.Material type: BookPublisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource (pages cm.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781616206536; 1616206535.Subject(s): Babb, Sam, 1891-1937 | Harris, Doll, 1913-2001 | Oklahoma Presbyterian College -- Basketball -- History | Basketball coaches -- Oklahoma -- Biography | Women basketball players -- Oklahoma -- Biography | Basketball for women -- Oklahoma -- History | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / HistoricalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 796.323/630976662 Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title
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New recruit -- The making of a coach -- The field house, 4 a.m -- A good shot maker believes in herself -- Choctaw town -- A man's sport -- Weak ankles and weaker nerves -- Barnstorm -- End game -- Babe Didrikson and the golden cyclones -- Guts and glory -- Next stop, Shreveport -- Brains, beauty, and ball handling -- A team that won't be beat can't be beat -- A hometown welcome.
"At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season"-- Provided by publisher.
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