June 8, 2012
Laramie, Wyo. -
Over the next several months, the University of Wyoming Athletics Department will be featuring a series of interviews with former and current UW student-athletes and coaches who have been affected by and benefitted from Title IX.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that was enacted in 1972 and applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funding. Title IX was written into law to provide equal opportunities for all genders in regard to educational programs and activities at all levels, including but not limited to elementary schools, secondary schools and colleges and universities. Athletic programs are just one area that are considered educational programs or activities.
Title IX was passed in 1972 as part of the Educational Amendments to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Title IX simply states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
We hope that fans will enjoy this series on University of Wyoming student-athletes and coaches who will share their views on the benefits and impact of Title IX.
Wyoming 40th Anniversary Title IX Video
This month we are featuring a video highlighting former and current University of Wyoming coaches, student-athletes and administrators talking about the impact that the passage of Title IX has had on women's athletics.
Among the featured individuals in the accompanying video are: Cowgirl head volleyball coach Carrie Yerty; head women's golf coach Josey Stender; UW Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Maggi Murdock; UW's NCAA Faculty Representative and English Professor Alyson Hagy; former Cowgirl head basketball coach Margie McDonald; former track and field student-athlete Deby (Anderson) Forry; former women's basketball player Tina (Wheeler) Greener; current Senior Associate Athletics Director Molly Moore; current Associate Athletics Trainer Joi Thomas; former UW volleyball player and current UW assistant coach Jill (Jones) Stucky; former UW swimmer Lauren Hewson; former UW volleyball player and current UW Academic Counselor Sara (Hinrichs) Ray; current UW soccer player Mara Cosgrove; and current UW Senior Associate Athletics Director Kevin McKinney.