2011 USGA Herbet Warren Wind Book Award

“Wonder Girl: The Magnificent

Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson

Zaharias”

Wins 2011 USGA Herbert

Warren Wind Book Award

On March 16, 2012, “Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias” by Don Van Natta Jr. was named the recipient of the USGA’s Herbert Warren Wind Book Award for 2011.

A selection from the USGA’s Press Release:

“Comprehensively researched and beautifully written, Don Van Natta’s “Wonder Girl” paints a vibrant portrait of early-20th-century America, while telling the extraordinary story of a heroic athlete who captured a nation’s heart. The brash, athletic and fearless Babe overcame biases of the time against female athletes to excel in golf, basketball, track and field, baseball, softball, tennis and bowling. She achieved All-American status in basketball and won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.”
 

Visit the USGA site to read the full Press Release.

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