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Jul 5, 2007 4:16 PM

Women's Sports Foundation honors athletes

The Women’s Sports Foundation honored 12 athletes of Slippery Rock University who filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school when it eliminated women’s field hockey, women’s swimming and women’s 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 women’s 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 Women’s 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 Women’s 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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