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June 2007

Title IX turns 35

Posted by Trish18 Jun 23, 2007

Today marks the 35th anniversary of Title IX, the legislation credited with increasing gender equity in sports. According to the Women's Sports Foundation, since its enactment in 1972, female athletic participation has increased by a staggering 904 percent in high school and by 456 percent in college. Women's sports have come a long way in 35 years and I am very thankful for that.

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I played my first slow-pitch softball game ever -- and my first softball game since graduating college a year ago -- over Memorial Day. I would like to say for the record that just because one has played fast-pitch softball their entire life does not mean they will be a successful slow-pitch softball player.

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