February 23, 2023
2204 W. 2nd Ave
Indianola, IA 50125
Free & open to the public. No pre-registration, just come and enjoy!
Afternoon Adventures: 6-on-6 Girls Basketball in Iowa
Thursday, February 23, 2023
For most of the 20th century, Iowa was known for its devotion to a unique form of women’s sport known as 6-on-6 girls’ basketball. As other states abandoned 6-on-6 in the 1970s, Iowa remained committed to this half-court game until 1993, when the final 6-player championship was held. This multi-media presentation recounts Iowa’s 6-on-6 history, connects it to the development of girls’ and women’s sport in the United States, and welcomes audience members to share their own stories and collections. Presented by Jennifer Sterling, lecturer in the Sports Study program at the University of Iowa who teaches courses on sport in Iowa, inequality in American sport, sport technology, sport history and the Olympics. Program funded by Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.