The Womens Sports Foundation honored 12 athletes of Slippery Rock University who filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school when it eliminated womens field hockey, womens swimming and womens water polo.
The members of these teams filed Title IX complaints against the school when they recognized they were receiving worse treatment than the boys teams received. Slippery Rock soon after announced its decision to cut these womens teams.
After this decision came down the teams decided to sue the school under Title IX.
The U.S. Chief District judge ordered Slippery Rock to reinstate all three teams and the 12 athletes reached a comprehensive settlement with the school. In April, the Womens Sports Foundation awarded the 12 athletes and three teams with Geena Takes Aim Resolutions in honor of their dedication to sport and commitment to equity. The Geena Takes Aim National Resolution is a Womens Sports Foundation recognition program honoring individuals and groups who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment in pursuit of gender equity, civil rights and social justice in sport.
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