Transgender college hoops player keeps head high - Article Photos 3/5

Gabrielle Ludwig, a 6-foot-6-inch transsexual player on Mission College's women's basketball squad, joins teammates during practice on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Santa Clara, Calif. At left is team coach Corey Cafferata. Gabrielle Ludwig made sports history this month as a basketball player at a Northern California community college. The 50-year-old transsexual, Army veteran, father and Mission College freshman is believed to be the first hoopster to play college ball as both a man and a woman. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)