Half a century

Title IX getting women in the game for 50 years

This photo from 1971 shows the early days of women getting in the game on college campuses nationwide.

Posted 2:09 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022

It was June 1972 when Title IX was signed into law, essentially allowing women to get in the game of competitive collegiate sports.

UWL Intercollegiate Athletics will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX during the upcoming 2021-22 season. The Eagles will host a variety of special events throughout the year, highlighting top moments in women's sports history, along with sharing other events in athletics history. 

Stay updated at: uwlathletics.com

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 
is a federal law that states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." 

Who must abide?

Title XI applies to all education institutions, both public and private, that receive federal funds. Almost all private colleges and universities must abide by Title IX regulations because they receive federal funding through federal financial aid programs used by their students.  

Why athletics?

Athletics programs are considered educational programs and activities. There are three basic 
parts of Title IX as it applies to athletics: 

•  Participation: Title IX requires that women and men be provided equitable opportunities to participate in sports. Title IX does not require institutions to offer identical sports but an equal opportunity to play.
•  Scholarships: Title IX requires that female and male student-athletes receive athletics scholarship dollars proportional to their participation.                          
•  Other benefits: Title IX requires the equal treatment of female and male student-athletes in provisions of: equipment and supplies; scheduling of games and practice times; travel and daily allowance/per diem; access to tutoring; coaching; locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities; medical and training facilities and services; housing and dining facilities and services; publicity and promotions; support services; and recruitment of student-athletes.

Brady Schmitt, Men's baseball pitcher


Women’s Tennis  2nd- - -
Soccer- - -- - -
Volleyball - - - - - -
Women's Cross Country - - - - - -
Men's Cross Country  - - - - - -
Women's Golf2nd - - -
Football - - - - - -
Wrestling1st Canceled
Men's Swimming & DivingCanceledCanceled 
Women's Swimming & DivingCanceledCanceled
Men's Basketball2ndCanceled
Women's BasketballTied 3rdCanceled
Women's Lacrosse - - - - - -
Men's Indoor Track & Field CanceledCanceled
Women's Indoor Track & FieldCanceledCanceled
Men's Outdoor Track & Field1st5th
Women's Outdoor Track & Field1st2nd
SoftballTied 3rd - - -
BaseballTBA - - -
Men's Tennis* - - - - - -

* Competes in the New Jersey Athletic Conference