In addition to her work on the tennis court, Gibson also played golf professionally. Today, Dawes is rocking out as a gymnastics coach and motivational speaker. She may be best known for being the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in a college game—she set both milestones as a redshirt freshman on March 19, After retiring from cutting up her competition on the ice, Thomas was boss enough to do another kind of cutting of folks— as an orthopedic surgeon. Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power that encourages girls to pursue their goals. After retiring from the sports world, Gibson had a brief stint as a singer and actor then later became the Athletic Commissioner of New Jersey.
Taking up bobsledding paid off tremendously for this Birmingham native, as she is the first black person to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympicswinning a gold medal in
Inshe was the only American woman to bring home an Olympic gold medal in athletics. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in Coachman began turning heads when she broke AAU high school and college records. Coachman blazed trails for future black track stars like Florence Griffith Joyner. Sheryl Denise Swoopes is a retired American professional basketball player and the head coach of the women's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago. After retiring from cutting up her competition on the ice, Thomas was boss enough to do another kind of cutting of folks— as an orthopedic surgeon.