Celebrating Women & Girls In Sports

First African-American Female Golfer To Play In Ivy League Can’t Stop Moving

Andia Winslow is in perpetual motion. She’s a fitness expert, voiceover actor, activist, and a golfer who made history at Yale University, becoming the first Black female golfer to play in the Ivy League. Her stroll down the fairways of prestigious schools wasn’t always easy though.

“Some of the experiences were unsavory, ” she told Golf Digest. “But they made me a stronger person. They made me understand my place in the world and what I will and will not put up with and what my value is. As a woman, I think that’s an important thing to learn.”

Winslow, who is the cousin of NFL Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, got a great tip from her grandfather after making history at Yale.

“My grandfather once explained to me that, the importance of being the first is to make certain that you’re not the last,” she told Women’s Health magazine. “I take this responsibility seriously and work every day to grow the game in diverse communities. Golf has always been with me and it always will be in some capacity.”

Winslow went on to become just the fourth African-American to play on the LPGA Tour. She didn’t have a lot of success on tour and didn’t score well in the handful of events that she played in. However, Winslow said she was fortunate to get the opportunity to play professionally and soaked in a lot from it.

“Golf leads you to have experiences that you never thought possible. I’m so glad I play. Golf is the glue that keeps me adventuring.”

Winslow also got into modeling, writing books, and founded the “The Fit Cycle” exercise program. And even more, she’s a golf instructor at Chelsea Piers in New York City. That’s what you call staying busy and adventuring.


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Sports legends like Wilma Rudolph and Althea Gibson sit atop almost everyone’s list of racial trailblazers in women’s sports, but Tina Sloan Green is another woman who has made a huge impact to sports. Green was the first African-American to play for the U.S. women's national field hockey team and the first women's lacrosse coach at Temple University in Philadelphia, but many consider her biggest impact to be the founding of the Black Women In Sport Foundation in 1992.⠀

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