Brock, Georgene, 1937-. Oral History Interview, 2016.
This oral history interview was conducted as part of the Tell Your MSU Story Oral History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Some items in this collection have been digitized and are located at: https://arch.lib.mnsu.edu/islandora/object/MSUrepository%3A106087.
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Brock and other physical education faculty were instrumental in starting women’s athletics at Mankato State and did so on an unpaid voluntary basis. Because women’s athletics was just starting there was no budget, meaning no uniforms, food, or facilities. However, Mankato State had one of the best physical education programs in the state and the students initially involved were physical education majors with great enthusiasm and skill. Gradually, women’s athletics received more money and the sports became more organized in the state and nationally.
Brock retired in 1998 after 34 years at Mankato State University. Her position as women’s athletic director was eliminated after her retirement.
Information was compiled from the interview and online profiles on Georgene Brock: http://today.mnsu.edu/2011/10/26/legendary-spectator/
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