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(Chicago Sun-Times) –SANTA CLARA, Calif. â€” The womenâ€™s basketball team at Mission College expected the bleachers to be full and the hecklers ready when its newest player made her home court debut.
In the days leading up to the game, people had plenty to say about 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound [50 YEAR OLD.] Gabrielle Ludwig, who joined the Lady Saints as a mid-season walk-on and became, according to advocates, the first transsexual to play college hoops as both a man and a woman.
â€œI got exactly what I always wanted, just to fit in and be normal like everyone else,â€ Ludwig said.
Ludwig, who turns 51 this month, acknowledged that part of her motivation for playing womenâ€™s basketball was to be a role-model for transgender youth.
Teammate Amy Woo, 19, said Ludwig has brought a maternal influence, helping the team keep problems in perspective.
Photo source: http://www.missioncollege.org/depts/athletics2/teams/wbasketball/wbasketball_roster.html