The passage of Title IX, enacted as part of the U.S. Education Amendment of 1972, mandated equal opportunities in education, allowing women to participate on high school and college athletic teams. But the tradition of women’s athletics at Augsburg actually dates back to the earliest days of Auggie athletics in the 1920s.
On November 10, Augsburg will celebrate 40 years of varsity women’s athletics and the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. Continue reading “Augsburg celebrates 40 years of women's athletics”
Augsburg is observing the 35th anniversary of its varsity women’s athletic program, as well as the rich history of women’s athletics prior to the Title IX era. Augsburg’s varsity women’s basketball and volleyball teams started in 1972, along with gymnastics and tennis.
The Sept. 28 celebration will begin at 5 p.m., with a reception in the LaVonne Johnson Peterson Health and Physical Education on the third floor of the Kennedy Center. At 6:30 p.m., athletes and former athletes will proceed in a “Parade of Champions” from the Kennedy Center to the Foss Center, where official athletic “A” letters will be presented to all women who participated in sports at Augsburg prior to 1988. Continue reading “Celebrating 35 Years of Women's Sports at Augsburg”