As part of our celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, BTN profile’s Ohio State track coach Karen Dennis.
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.
On last week’s episode of “The Big Ten Women’s Sports Report” we showed you the first part of a two-part series on former Iowa women’s athletic director Dr. Christine Grant and how Title IX changed the landscape of women’s athletics. Update: We’ve posted that first part here online as well as the second part (see below). Also on today’s show, analyst Michelle McMahon breaks down recent volleyball highlights while Kara Lentz looks at the latest in Big Ten field hockey.