first director of Physical Education at Smith College,
Northhampton, Massachusetts, Senda Berenson introduced
women's basketball in the United States. In 1901, she published
the first book of rules for women's basketball.
Berenson held her position at Smith for 19 years and served
as chairperson of the United States Women's Basketball
Committee from 1905 to 1917. In 1985, she was one of three
women, the first females, inducted into the Naismith Basketball
Hall of Fame.