Title IX Milestones

By NFHS on October 11, 2021 Print

Passed June 23, 1972, Title IX outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex within any federally funded educational program or activity and has since served as the flagship legislation for the growth of high school girls athletic programs.

The NFHS, through its yearlong #TitleIXat50 celebration, is highlighting the law's impact by celebrating the inspirational individuals and landmark moments in the history of Title IX, and continuing to grow the educational and competitive opportunities for the future.

Every Monday, our "Title IX Milestones" will spotlight the national impact made by these transcendent individuals or events from throughout history.

July 12, 2021 – A Dramatic Rise

July 19, 2021 – South Dakota's National Influence

July 26, 2021  Iowa Home to Nation's Oldest Girls Basketball State Tournament

August 2, 2021 – Learning Center Course Offers Insight on Flagship Law

August 9, 2021  Colorado's "Maw" Wilson, Boys Hoops Pioneer

August 16, 2021  Female Athletes Reach Stardom Thanks to CIF T&F Championships

August 23, 2021 – Michigan's Women in Sports Leadership Conference A National Benchmark

August 30, 2021 – Ohio Baseball Hero Katie Horstman Transcendent as Player, Coach

September 6, 2021 – A Century Later, Arizona's First Official Girls Championship Remains Landmark Event

September 13, 2021 – Florida's Brunson Devotes Six-Decade Career to Furthering Education-Based Athletics

September 20, 2021 – Billie Jean King's Legacy Serves As Inspiration for Future Female Athletes

September 27, 2021 – Legendary Golfer Didrikson A Texas Multi-sport Star

October 4, 2021 – Dorothy McIntyre, North Star State's Title IX Star, Helped Pilot Girls Sports

October 11, 2021 – Three-Sport Prep Star Kathrine Switzer Breaks Barriers as Boston Marathon's First Female