“Health and Fun Shall Walk Hand in Hand”: The First 100 Years of Women’s Athletics at UW-Madison

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In 2004 the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrated the 30th anniversary of women’s intercollegiate athletics. But women’s sports at Wisconsin enjoy a much older and richer tradition than this milestone suggests.

This narrative traces the history of Wisconsin women’s athletics back to the nineteenth century.

By Chris Hartman for the UW-Madison Archives (2004).

  1. Introduction

“Health and Fun Shall Walk Hand in Hand” by Chris Hartman [pdf] (2004)