Q+A - Geena Davis

An accomplished archer (she has ranked as high as 13th in the U.S.) and a trustee for the Women's Sports Foundation, the 46-year-old Academy Award winner had her first child, Alizeh, in April.
November 18, 2002

SI: What is your role with the Women's Sports Foundation?

GD: I have a website [GeenaTakesAim.com] that parents and girls can use to learn about Title IX and take action if they find their school is not in compliance. Thirty years after Title IX passed, 80 percent of schools are not in compliance.

SI: Were you much of an athlete growing up Wareham, Massachusetts?

GD: I competed in the high jump in high school, but I wasn't very good. My technique was to stand around looking intimidating because I was so tall.

SI: Would Thelma from Thelma and Louise have been a supporter of Title IX?

GD: For sure. You know, she might not have had to go on that rampage if she had played sports in school.

SI: Your character in Stuart Little 2, Mrs. Little, doesn't want Stuart to play soccer, fearing for his safety. Will you have similar concerns for Alizeh?

GD: Only if she plays with people hundreds of times her size, as Stuart did.

SI: What was the toughest thing about playing Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own?

GD: Learning to play catcher. My shins and my forearms were covered in baseball-shaped bruises.

SI: How did you get started in archery?

GD: I watched the coverage of [gold medalist] Justin Huish at the '96 Olympics. When they showed him shooting from across the street into his yard, I thought, That's really cool, and it's something you can practice at home.

SI: What was it like to qualify for the Olympic trials after competing for such a short time?

GD: It was awesome. But every time I scratched my nose, 50 cameras went off. I was a wreck.

SI: Are you still shooting for the 2004 Games?

GD: No, I'm going to have to look toward Beijing. When my daughter is a little older, I definitely want to get back to it. I still haven't found out how good I can get at it. --Pete McEntegart

For more from Geena Davis, go to cnnsi.com/scorecard.

COLOR PHOTO: ROB GRIFFITH/AP (DAVIS) Still thinking Olympics

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)