Radio Appearance: Humboldt Homepage, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Friday, December 11,  2015 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Homepage Segment: Nancy Lopez

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on great athletes and sport from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.

FILE - In this June 22, 2007 file photo, Nancy Lopez watches her tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the Wegmans LPGA golf tournament at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y. Lopez has a book deal. Lopez has an agreement with HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, for a memoir scheduled to be published in June. HarperOne announced the deal Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, and says the book is currently untitled. (AP Photo/Don Heupel, File)

Professional Golfer Nancy Lopez

Golfer Nancy Lopez is considered my many to be one of the greatest and  influential Latina athletes of all time – doing for women’s golf what Billie Jean King did for women’s tennis.  Though not as well-known as King with respect to her social activism, Lopez, raised in Roswell, New Mexico, nonetheless influenced a generation of women’s athletes with her professionalism, class and genuinely engaging personality.  Lopez  gave respectability and media attention to women’s golf  and women’s sport at a critical time – her  professional career began in 1978 and included three major championships, 48 tour victories and four Player of the Year awards.

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