Simonds no-hitter

Texas A&M pitcher Kyle Simonds delivers during the second inning against Vanderbilt on Saturday at Blue Bell Park. Simonds threw a no-hitter as the Aggies won 3-0 to claim the series from the Commodores.

May 7, 2016: Senior pitcher Kyle Simonds threw a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over Vanderbilt. It was the Aggies’ 12th no-hitter in program history.

“Wow, you dream of doing these things and you see other guys like Ross Stripling do it here and when it comes together, nine innings, it’s hard to believe,” said Simonds.

May 7, 1963: State Rep. Will Smith failed to achieve the four-fifths vote needed from the state legislature to introduce a bill requiring Texas A&M to remain all-male. A&M's Board of Directors had passed a policy change in April allowing women to apply and enroll on a limited basis.

According to Texas A&M: A Pictorial History, about 500 Aggies showed up in the capital to support the resolution.

Relatives of faculty had previously been allowed to take classes at A&M, but could not earn a degree. For the fall 1963 semester, 150 women enrolled.

Conditions were not ideal for the first class of female students, as explored in A Pictorial History. Many of the buildings on campus did not have female restrooms, and a female dormitory wasn't opened until the fall of 1972.

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