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Lolly Forseth: South Dakota's first full-time female athletic director

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

Lolly Forseth recorded 11 state titles as a gymnastics coach for both Sioux Falls Lincoln and Sioux Falls Washington. She was also the first full-time female athletic director in South Dakota history.

In an interview recorded for Girls Got Game, Forseth recalls a time right after gymnastics had become a sanctioned girls sport when gym space was limited.

Girls Got Game is a documentary that highlights the evolution of girls high school sports in South Dakota since Title IX. It will air live this Thursday at 8/7 pm MT on SDPB-TV. Hear more stories from Lolly Forseth and others who dedicated large portions of their lives towards improving the opportunities for female athletes in the state.

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.