Athletics are a significant part of the North Cross School experience. As a small school that currently fields over 30 teams, nearly every middle and upper school student participates on an athletic team during their time on campus. When Donna Satterwhite came to North Cross in 1971, the only options for girls athletics were cheerleading in the fall, basketball in the winter, and tennis in the spring. Donna recalled that in 1971 “girls basketball was played with six players. Two players stayed on the offensive side, two played on the defense, while two were allowed to roam the entire court.” In 1972 after the passage of Title IX, Donna was instrumental in the expansion of athletic opportunities for girls on campus and the formation of the Blue Ridge Conference for Girls in 1975.
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