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How Ruth Rehn set the field for women's sports in South Dakota

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This interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

From 1974 to 2008, Ruth Rehn was an assistant executive director for the South Dakota High School Activities Association. She's one of the main people who helped get a majority of the girls high school sports sanctioned in the Rushmore State after Title IX passed fifty years ago.

Some of her sports include girls basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and cheer and dance. Dawn Seiler of Aberdeen and Ron Riherd of Rapid City shared some thoughts on why Ruth Rehn was an instrumental figure at the time of her arrival.

Girls Got Game, a documentary that highlights the evolution of girls high school sports in South Dakota over the last 50 years, will air live on May 12 at 8/7 pm MT on SDPB TV.

Nate Wek is currently the sports content producer and sports and rec beat reporter for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism Broadcasting and a minor in Leadership. From 2010-2013 Nate was the Director of Gameday Media for the Sioux Falls Storm (Indoor Football League) football team. He also spent 2012 and 2013 as the News and Sports Director of KSDJ Radio in Brookings, SD. Nate, his wife Sarah, and two kids Braxan and Jordy, live in Canton, SD.