Video: Plays of the Year

See the top highlights from the 2019-20 girls basketball season.

MaxPreps has been selecting a Female Athlete of the Year since 2008, including this year's winner Paige Bueckers of Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.).

But what about before 2008?

With the use of a little hindsight, MaxPreps has retroactively selected Female Athletes of the Year dating back to 1950.

Something to consider: Before Title IX in the mid-1970s, there were few states that had organized sports at the high school level for girls. Thus many of the selections prior to 1974 are golf, tennis, swimming and track and field athletes who competed in club sports, in the Olympics, at the professional level or in amateur competition.

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