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Gerald Gems

Gerald R. Gems is professor emeritus at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He is the past president of the North American Society for Sport History, a Fulbright Scholar, and the author/editor of 28 books.

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Nancy Lieberman-Cline

Hailed as one of the greats of women’s basketball, Nancy Lieberman set a record as the youngest Olympic medalist in basketball and was inducted into multiple sports halls of fame. When the Women’s Basketball League briefly disbanded, she became the first woman to play for a men’s professional team.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Gerald Gems." (Viewed on May 29, 2023) <>.


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