It was a milestone year for women in sports, starting with Katie Sowers becoming the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl and ending with Becky Hammon serving as an NBA head coach. In between was a series of breakthroughs for women who just wanted a chance — and got it.

Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score in a major college football game and Kim Ng became the first to be hired as a general manager for a major league team.

WNBA players achieved a higher level of financial security and professional women’s hockey got a boost in exposure. International soccer saw an unprecedented transfer fee paid for a woman to move from one team to another, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team took a step toward its goal of equitable treatment. 2020 was certainly a tumultuous and challenging year,” the Women’s Sports Foundation said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday. “It was also transformational, with many exciting, history-making firsts for women’s sports, athletes, coaches and leaders.