Four years after the school opened the students were introduced to basketball. It was quickly realized that the students had a lot of talent for the game and so a team was formed. Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding, they could not play competitively against other schools. It wasn't until 1902 that the Girls' team was able to showcase their talents.
They quickly gained a huge fan base among other Indians and Whites alike. The cultural gap began to close and after a few years, they were chosen to participate in the St. Louis World Fair. The competition was tough but the girls ultimately won all of their exhibition matches. This earned them the title of Champions of the World.