"The year was 1972—nearly 50 years ago—and women’s basketball, women’s athletics in general at the collegiate level was about to enter a new era. At the time, I don’t think many of us athletes realized the impact of the corner we were about to turn—but once we were on that road there was no turning back. In the late 60’s, women’s athletics had emerged from intramural status—and had begun to compete against other college teams. In the 1972-73 season, we had a schedule of 11 games, two of which got cancelled, and the whole season culminated in a state tournament at Luther College."

(I like the mention of some of the women who were three-sport student-athletes at UNI at the time ... I had at least one teacher in high school who was a three-sport student-athlete at ISTC/SCI back in the '50s and ''60s).

Entire read:
https://unipanthers.com/news/2021/3/...asketball.aspx