Tag Archives: Women’s Sports Trivia

First Woman to Race Indianapolis 500

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Who was the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500?

Trivia Question Answer

Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 when she competed in the 1977 Indianapolis 500 where she finished 29th. She was also the first woman to compete in the Daytona 500 in the following season.

First NCAA Basketball Team with 100 Consecutive Wins

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What was the first NCAA basketball team to win 100 games in a row?

Trivia Question Answer

With their 100th consecutive win on February 13, 2017 the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team became the first and only NCAA team to achieve 100 wins in a row. The next milestone for the UConn women, beating Wayland Baptist University’s record of 131 straight wins. Wayland Baptist University played in the Amateur Athletic Union, AAU, before the NCAA began sponsoring women’s basketball.

First Back-to-Back NCAA Women’s Division I Hockey Champions

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What school was the first to win back-to-back NCAA women’s Division I hockey championships?

Trivia Question Answer

The first NCAA Division I women’s hockey championship happened in 2001. It was won by Minnesota Duluth. They became the first school to win back-to-back championships when they won it all again in 2002. They became the first team to win 3 in-a-row when they won again in 2003.

United States First Women’s World Cup Title

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When did the United States women win their first soccer World Cup championship?

Trivia Question Answer

Team USA won their first soccer World Cup title in 1991. They defeated Norway 2 to 1 to win the Soccer World Cup in Guangzhou, China.

First Class in International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame

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The International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame was founded by the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1980. It’s goal is to recognize female athletes and coaches who have made history in women’s sports. Who were the inductees in its first year of operation, 1980?

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In 1980 the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first class: Inducted that year were:

  • Billie Jean King – Tennis
  • Eleanor Holm* – Swimming
  • Althea Gibson* – Tennis
  • Amelia Earhart* – Aviator
  • Gertrude Ederle* – Swimming
  • Patty Berg* – Golf
  • Wilma Rudolph* – Track & Field
  • Janet Guthrie – Auto Racing
  • Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias* – Golf, Track

* Deceased