The University of South Dakota athletics department has unveiled its plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
Title IX, which was signed into law on June 23, 1972, states that 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.
South Dakota’s promotional plan includes a podcast series, a written feature, a clinic series and more.
A new biweekly segment of YoteCast will highlight Title IX and its effect on women’s sports at South Dakota. The segment will feature various guests throughout the year from all 10 women’s sports at USD. The inaugural guest joining YoteCast host John Thayer this Thursday is Dr. Tina Keller, a longtime Faculty Athletics Representative at South Dakota and a former collegiate female athlete herself. New episodes of YoteCast drop weekly at noon each Thursday.
A written feature highlighting the history and successes of women’s sports at South Dakota will debut in the spring, lining up with the NCAA’s wrap-up celebration at the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four.
South Dakota will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX at free youth clinics in a variety of women’s sports throughout the year, including the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day clinic in February. These clinics, to be held on game days for each women’s sport, will tie in with Title IX recognitions at each event.
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