Athlete of the Week: Haley Witchella

Sports historians will know the name Babe Didrikson Zaharias. She was voted by the Associated Press as the ninth greatest athlete of the 20th century – and number one among females. Didrikson seemed to do everything well when it came to sports. She began as a high-level amateur basketball player, then came to fame in track and field winning multiple gold medals at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. A year later, she took up golf – at the age of 22 – and within a few years was the most dominant women’s golfer. Didrikson played every sport she tried at an expert level, and set numerous records along the way.




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