Women's Basketball Arrives!
As promised in the March 10 post "Men's Basketball Emerges ," Women's Basketball Audio/Visual Materials have been teased out of the larger University Archives Audio/Visual Collection and now have a unique collection guide making it easier for alumni, students, and fans alike to search for training tapes, recruitment films, episodes of the Kay Yow show and more!
Although Men's Basketball at N.C. State has been around since 1911, the Women's Basketball team was not organized until 1974. In the first five years the Women's Basketball Team sported two All Americans (Susan Yow and Genia Beasley ), won the first televised Women's Basketball game in North Carolina (1976), and competed in the first ever Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament (1978 - the Pack lost to Maryland in the final game).
In 1987, Kay Yow was inducted in to the Women's Sports Hall of Fame and in 1988 coached the Olympic Women's Basketball Team to victory. In 1991, Andrea Stinson gained her second All-American honor, making her the only women's basketball player with that distinction. In 1998 and 2002, the Women's Basketball team made it to the Final Four.
Fortunately, much of the early years of the N.C. State Women's Basketball Team's history has been captured on film. The Women's Basketball Audio/Visual Materials, 1974-1997 contains coaches' films, team practices, recruiting films, highlight reels, and the Kay Yow Show.
For more information on this collection, please visit the Special Collections website .