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Leticia Oseguera, Dan Merson, C. Keith Harrison and Sue Rankin

women college athletes at Division III reporting greater gains in general education than college athletes at Division I or II schools. Relative to the general student body, women athletes performed comparably to women non-athletes while men college athletes reported greater gains than their non

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Nikolaus A. Dean

.1123/ssj.11.2.175 10.1123/ssj.11.2.175 Young , K. , & White , P. ( 1995 ). Sport, physical danger, and injury: The experiences of elite women athletes . Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 19 ( 1 ), 45 – 61 . doi:10.1177/019372395019001004 10.1177/019372395019001004 Zavattaro , S. ( 2014

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Elizabeth M. Mullin, James E. Leone and Suzanne Pottratz

, self-acceptance, and normalization of lesbian and bisexual identities as key reasons for women athletes. The perception that women’s athletics was associated with lesbian sexual orientations added to a sense of safety. Players also identified the importance of trailblazers, or individuals who had come

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Elizabeth A. Taylor, Allison B. Smith, Natalie M. Welch and Robin Hardin

). Narratives of young women athletes’ experiences of emotional pain and self-compassion . Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 6 , 499 – 516 . doi:10.1080/2159676X.2014.888587 10.1080/2159676X.2014.888587 Swim , J.K. & Cohen , L.L. ( 1997 ). Overt, covert, and subtle sexism: A

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M. Ann Hall

and large these athletes have not been taken seriously by cycling historians, and are often dismissed as the “kind of low-class show-business chicanery that amateur organizations sought to purge from sport.” 42 Therefore, were these women athletes competing in sport, or were their efforts strictly