By The Numbers: Women’s History

In honor of Women's History Month and our obvious obsession with numbers (being a sports team and all), NYLiberty.com is flipping through the pages of history to pull out some of the unique numbers that have shaped women's place in sports and pop culture. These may be some numbers you're already familiar with and potentially some that could get your wheels turning.

4: Number of consecutive LPGA tournaments won by Lorena Ochoa, the first woman to attain such a feat

7: Number of consecutive US National Figure Skating titles won by Michelle Kwan

1972: Year Title IX was passed, legislation mandating that schools that accept federal funds must provide athletic opportunities for women that are proportional to the number of women enrolled

14: Age Jennifer Capriati was when she became the youngest player to win a Wimbledon match in 1990

15, 39: Hours and minutes it took Amelia Earhart to complete her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the first woman to do so

19: Number of women who competed in the 1900 Olympic Games, the first in which women were allowed, playing tennis, croquet, and golf; this was two-percent of all athletes competing

22: Number worn by Sheryl Swoopes, the first player signed to the WNBA in 1996

26: Age Danica Patrick was when she became the first female winner in IndyCar history in 2008, beating favorite Helio Castroneves in the Indy Japan 300

19,993: Number of people present to see the New York Liberty take on the Indiana Fever at the Liberty Outdoor Classic on July 19, 2008 at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first professional basketball regular season game played outdoors.

31: Grand Slam titles captured by Helen Wills, an American tennis player who held the number one ranking in the world for 8 years

41: Age Dara Torres was when she competed in the 2008 Olympic Games, making her the oldest Olympic swimmer to win a medal (she won 3 silver)

1996: Year the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) was born, with eight teams beginning play in July 1997

100: Wins by jockey Mary Beacon, making her the first woman to get that many in her career

105: Points scored by Cheryl Miller in a Riverside, California Poly Technic High School basketball game in 1982

158: Career goals scored by Mia Hamm, making her the world record holder for international goals scored in a career

700: Number of women in attendance for the first intercollegiate women’s basketball championship game in 1896 between Stanford and UC Berkley (only women were allowed to attend)

3: Number of times WNBA All-Star Lisa Leslie has been named the league's Most Valuable Player

1000: Number of wins recorded by Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt in 2009, making her the first coach in men’s or women’s basketball to reach the milestone

1965: Year Donna De Varona became the first female sports broadcaster on national TV for ABC

4,746: Number of women competing in the 2008 Olympic games, 42% of all athletes competing

$50,000: Contract signed by Ann Meyers with the Indiana Pacers, making her the first woman to sign with an NBA team, in 1980

77,735: Number of women competing in the 1988 Women’s Bowling Championship tournament in Reno, Nevada, the highest number of participants in any bowling match in the world

1,000,000: Approximate number of spectators during the 1948 season of the All-American Girl’s Professional Baseball League, formed in 1943; this league inspired the iconic film "A League of Their Own"

Compiled by Ashley Rucker