- Inducted into the W&M Hall of Fame in 1975 ... Considered the mother of women's athletics at William and Mary ... One of the first women allowed entry into the College, beginning in 1918 ... Graduated in 1921 as the first female alumna of the College ... Played basketball and track ... Starter in the College's first intercollegiate basketball game, scoring four points against Richmond ... First-ever president of the Women's Student Council, first house president, first "Miss William and Mary" ... Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa ... Joined the newly-formed Department of Women's Physical Education upon graduating ... Thanks to a personal friendship with Constance Applebee, helped establish field hockey as a sport nationwide and especially in the South ... Helped introduce as W&M sports field hockey, tennis, archery, bowling, lacrosse, riflery, volleyball, fencing, swimming, and synchronized swimming ... Earned her M.A. in Physical Education in 1929 ... Promoted to Assistant Professor in 1936 ... Promoted to Associate Professor in 1939 ... Served as acting chair of the department in 1944 and 1965 ... Retired in 1966 as Associate Professor Emeritus ... Awarded Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 1970 ... After her death in 1974, the women's fields along Jamestown Road were named in her honor ... Marth Barksdale Memorial Scholarship established in her honor, and given every year to the rising senior female who best embodies excellence in both athletics and academics ... Women's Basketball Coach from 1924-62, retiring with a record of 133-146-9 ... Field Hockey Coach from 1924-48, with a record of 29-40-12.