Babe Didrikson ZahariasThe greatest woman athlete of the first half of the twentieth century
Olympic medalist, LPGA record holder, and one of the world's greatest female golfers and athletes, Zaharaias was also a prolific basketball player. However, golf was her best sport. She won 82 tournaments on both the amateur and professional level, which includes 17 consecutive amateur tournaments in 1946 and 1947. She was a founding member of the LPGA, but also played in men’s PGA Tour events. Zaharias was named Woman Athlete of the Year six times between 1932 and 1954, and The Associated Press called her the greatest woman athlete of the first half of the twentieth century.