Newsmakers? Did you have a female ancestor who made the news? Why? Was she famous or notorious? Did she appear in the social column?
When my mother was in college she walked on the Indiana University Women's Field Hockey team. Until she got there she had never played field hockey, let alone held a stick. The year before was the first time in the state of Indiana that girls had sports at the high school level. She ran cross country, and played basketball and volleyball. The only sports offered at her school for girls.
My mom worked hard, and while she didn't have the ball handling skills that many of the ladies from the east coast had, she worked hard and became a starter for the team. She was even a goalie! Her senior year she was awarded her jacket for athletics, and you can find her name in Assembly Hall at IU as a distinguished female athlete.