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Grant, Christine 

In 1974 Christine Grant received a PhD in physical education from the University of Iowa. The previous year, the University president decided to elevate twelve women's club sports to varsity status and create a position of women's sports athletic director; Grant was hired for this position. She served as the president of the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) from 1979 to 1980, the year that it unofficially became part of the NCAA. That change was made official in 1982.