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If this week has taught us anything, it’s that female college athletes are capable of amazing and inspiring things. It also has reminded us that the men who run the NCAA could screw up a one-car parade.
Let’s start with the good. On Monday, history was made in Ormond Beach, Florida, when 22-year-old Amy Bockerstette became the first person with Down Syndrome to compete in a college championship in any sport. Bockerstette first burst into the public consciousness in February 2019 when she played the 16th hole of TPC Scottsdale with Gary Woodland during a practice round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Bockerstette got up and down from the bunker for par, saying to herself, “I got this.” Video of that moment received millions of views and Bockerstette’s story was picked up around the world.
At 11:50 on Monday at Plantation Bay Golf Club, the third-year player for Paradise Valley Community College in Arizona, teed off in the National Junior College Athletic Associ…