Unique challenges for transgender player

The San Francisco Chronicle
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March 1, 2013
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When the Mission College Lady Saints tip off their playoff game Friday night, 51-year-old Gabrielle Ludwig will mostly be worried about her injured ankle and how it might affect her team's winning streak. The home team, City College of San Francisco, might be more concerned about Ludwig's height. At 6-foot-6, she's unusually tall even for a female basketball player - though someone that size would fit right in on a men's team, like Ludwig did three decades ago, in another life. Ludwig, a freshman at the Santa Clara school, is believed to be the first transgender person ever to play community college basketball in the United States.