Cafmeyer, Thomas N.
MetadataShow full item record
Title IX has had a remarkably positive impact on women that participate in intercollegiate athletics since its inception in 1972. In 1972, only 14% of doctoral post-graduate degrees were earned by women but thirty years later in 2002, this figure increased to 45% (of the medical, law, and other doctoral degrees). In 1972, women were 15% of collegiate athletics participants and 17o/o of high school athletics participants. Again, thirty years later, these figures rose to 42%, an astounding improvement in athletic participation and degree reception. There is no doubt that athletics has been made fairer for women since Title IX became a law. Yet, as long our colleges and high schools have football teams, meeting the proportionality quota will be incredibly difficult for all athletic directors.