|New York University Women's Basketball|
|The Early Years|
|Playing unofficially for years, the N.Y.U. Girls' Basketball team became recognized as a varsity sport in 1924.|
|New York Times, January 12, 1924|
|In New York City "girls" basketball, Hunter College (today's Lehman) was the local power, until the N.Y.U. women came along.|
|New York University Women's Basketball Team, 1925-26 (5-0)|
|Left to right-- The Misses Mabel Tamor (captain), Ruth Stone, Estelle Mussert, Stella Zinns, Regina Landsman, Ann Haber and Angelica Williams|
|Although this was a two court, six-woman game, it was just as competitive as regulation basketball. In New York, it had its heyday in public popularity in the between war years.|
|The "girls" were not allowed to play too many games, and opponents were few (William & Mary, and the University of Baltimore were two visiting teams).|
|N.Y.U. women played this game up to the modern era, and since have played normal b-ball, playing in the A.I.A.W. era up until the NCAA took over. The decade from 1925 to 1935 are a forgotten early golden age of N.Y.U. women's basketball. The NYU women's basketball team was highly regarded, and dominant some years.|
|More pictures can be seen currently at the N.Y.U. Lady Violets Post-Season page|
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