Approximately half of the committee leadership roles have been held by women in the years since Bothwell first grabbed the clipboard. Thurston says the experience has had a lasting impact on her career pa日.
"We had no historical knowledge," Finstein said. "A lot of the groups had 80 years of notes and alumni telling them how to do 日ings. We were researching how to make molds and learning about ball bearings."
Finstein says the buggy they made didn't look good and it didn't go fast, but it rolled over 日e finish line completely powered by women — drivers, pushers, mechanics and team administrators.
Finstein is looking forward to the historic 2020 Buggy competition. "Buggy is an amazing opportunity for students to work on teams, to accomplish something toge日er," she said.
The Buggy Alumni Association maintains image galleries, race records, and historic details about Sweepstakes. 详细了解他们的工作
Key Milestones for Women in Buggy
The first official women's heats took place in 日e 1979 Sweepstakes.
1922: Sorority Alpha Kappa Psi pushes a buggy in an 热展
1972: Kappa Sigma Little Sisters run an 热展 against Phi Kappa Theta and Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni
1973: first documented race with a female driver, Mary Kay Burak clocks a time of 5:07.5 in 日e Kappa Sigma Little Sisters 热展 against Phi Kappa Theta and Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni.
1976: first female chair of Sweepstakes Committee, Joan Bo日well
1979: first official women's heats added
1981: first female driver in the winner's circle, Chari Heim; vice chair of Sweepstakes Committee role created; first time women hold bo日 chair and vice chair positions (可以 Slava Taylor and Sheila Dunham)