Senda Berenson Abbott (March 19, 1868, Vilnius, Lithuania, Russian Empire – February 16, 1954) was a pioneer of women's basketball, authoring the first Basketball Guide for Women (1901-07). Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika is a Country in Eastern often referred to as Northern Europe or in the The Russian Empire ( Pre-reform Russian: Pоссійская Имперія Modern Russian: Российская Империя translit: Rossiyskaya Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) She was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor on July 1, 1985 and into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in downtown Springfield Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at Basketball "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar)
She modified existing men's basketball rules for women in 1899.
Abbott was the sister of the art historian Bernard Berenson and a great-great-aunt of the photographer Berry Berenson and the actress and model Marisa Berenson. Bernard Berenson (born June 26, 1865 Butrimonys (now in Alytus district of Lithuania) &ndash October 6, 1959 Florence Berinthia "Berry" Berenson (aka Berry Perkins) ( April 14, 1948 &ndash September 11, 2001) was an American photographer Marisa Berenson (born February 15, 1947 in New York City New York is an American actress and model
Senda Berenson was the first person to introduce and adapt rules for women's basketball to Smith College. Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college located in Northampton Massachusetts. She is considered one of the pioneers of women's basketball.
Born in Lithuania, she immigrated to the United States with her family when she was seven years old, settling in the Boston area. Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika is a Country in Eastern often referred to as Northern Europe or in the
Berenson did not have much interest in athletics as a child, and preferred music, literature, and art. Back problems forced Berenson to give up the piano and she decided to enter the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics after much persuasion. There she eventually strengthened her body.
In 1911, she married professor of English at Smith, Herbert Vaughan Abbott. Soon afterwards, Berenson resigned from her position at the College.
Known as Mother of Women's Basketball, Berenson was the first woman enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in downtown Springfield Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at Basketball She remained editor of the Basketball Guide for Women and as chair of the U. S. Women's Basketball Committee for six years.
She modified men's basketball rules for women in 1892. She later also adapted volleyball for women.