Title IX: Profiling Michigan's Marissa Pollick

Attorney Marissa Pollick is one of Michigan’s first female varsity letter winners and scholarship athletes, and she now works as a legal consultant for Title IX compliance in collegiate sports. Pollick grew up playing tennis against boys before she started playing for Michigan from 1974, just one year after the team was elevated to varsity status.

“We didn’t have a lot ,” Pollick said,. “We had a bathroom in the corner. We had a folding chair. And we would go in and change, and throw out stuff on the folding chair in the bathroom. And that I didn’t complain about. And that made the front page of the Michigan Daily (newspaper).”

Pollick’s story was featured on “The Big Ten Women’s Sports Report” as part of an ongoing series on Title IX. Earlier, the show profiled Dr. Christine Grant from Iowa.


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (4 Comments)
sbuel2 on 11/30/2012 @ 7:56pm EDT Said:

Congratulations on all your success and continuing to support Title IX. I played college sports before Title IX and shoestring budgets. Nebraska had all colleges play in one league, Nebraska was division 1 and my school and many others were NAIA. No scholarships or much support, your friends might come to the games. Nebraska Wesleyan did beat UNL in basketball my freshman year. I heard the mothers got together to make college sports available for their daughters.

Now the opportunities to play and in so many sports is terrific for women,. Thank you for you success and continuing support for Title IX.

tallygal on 12/1/2012 @ 12:02am EDT Said:

It is great that you published the Title IX story of Marissa Pollick, but it would be even better if you demonstrated concern for “that other gender” in your BTN.com coverage. Penn State won the NCAA women’s soccer semi-final tonight and play for the national championship on Sunday. Isn’t that worth a mention?

sbuel2 on 12/1/2012 @ 12:28pm EDT Said:

tallygal, it was out there early this morning so someone loaded it last night. Nice article.Football articles are sliding it down so jsut look for it or check under sports and pick women’s soccer. Good luck in the finals.