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It's Hispanic Heritage Month

nancylopezToday's woman of focus is Nancy Lopez. Overcoming discrimination and diversity, Nancy Lopez became one of the best Latina role models in sports. She is known as one of the greatest athletes in Golf.

Born on J...anuary 6, 1957, in Torrance, California, Nancy Lopez began playing golf as a child. She won the New Mexico Women's Amateur tournament at the age of 12 and went on to win several amateur titles. Becoming a professional golfer while in college, Lopez won LPGA Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and the Vare Trophy awards in 1978. She is the only woman to win these awards all in the same season. In 2003, she won the Billie Jean King Contribution Award from the Women's Sports Foundation. Over the course of her career, Lopez received the Player of the Year Award four times and had 48 victories—three of them in major tournaments—and became the first woman to receive the Frances Ouimet Award for lifelong contributions to golf.