Bonnie Frankel, author of Bonnie’s Theory – Finding the Right Exercise, is long-time athlete and sports activist, and the oldest female to compete in a Division 1 collegiate sport (swimming) by changing an N.C.A.A. (National Collegiate Athletic Association) rule, in 1993. Now known as “The Bonnie Rule”, it made history. This applies to female student-athletes who enrolled in college prior to 1981-82. This rule change allowed women to compete in a Division 1 Collegiate sport where they were once denied, if they had enrolled in college at an older age to resume their education.
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