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Borish invited to rank greatest sports feats

Sept. 23, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Linda J. Borish, associate professor of history and women's studies at Western Michigan University, was asked by Forbes.com to help rank the top athletic feats in modern times for a special feature on the Forbes magazine Web site.

The list of the top 32 athletic feats, post 1850, will be posted on the Forbes Web site in the coming weeks. The athletic achievements, which include everything from Mark Spitz winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics to Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute mile, were to be measured by their athletic or physical impressiveness, rather than by their social or cultural importance.

Borish joined the WMU faculty in 1997. She earned a master's degree in American studies and anthropology from Skidmore College and received both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Maryland.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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