Pretty cool story.
All right. Which of us is gonna step up for Minnesota?
In a first for the Big Ten conference, former Iowa women’s basketball letterwinner P. Sue Beckwith, M.D., made a total gift of $7 million to endow the Iowa women’s basketball head coaching position and continue to grow the P. Sue Beckwith Black and Golden Opportunities Fund, which provides support to all Iowa women’s sports programs.
Per a release from the Iowa Athletics Department, the endowment is one of the most significant contributions in Iowa women’s sports history. In recognition of the gift, head coach Lisa Bluder and her successors will hold the official title of P. Sue Beckwith, M.D., Head Women’s Basketball Coach.
“I’ve always been proud that the University of Iowa has had so many female student-athletes that have gone on to make incredible impacts in the world,” Bluder said in a teleconference with reporters Tuesday. “But to be a part of this moment with Dr. Beckwith, is truly special. I first got to know Sue as an alum, as a supporter of our program, and through that connection she thankfully became a longtime friend.”