Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Greater Strength, Open Doors Are Law's Legacy.(Final)(Editorial)


Size doesn't matter. Neither does gender.

These maxims have been proven in the three decades since passage of Title IX, the law that forced schools toward parity in athletic opportunity for women athletes.

The Women's National Basketball Association just drafted Jordan Adams a University of New Mexico first. Before Title IX, UNM had no "star" like Adams; women played the game for love in tiny Carlisle Gym with no chance to shoot for fame, scholarship money or a professional basketball career.

The sports backgrounds of two high-profile soldiers in the Iraq war also illustrate Title IX's legacy.

Lori Ann Piestewa was said to be the best softball player in Tuba City, Ariz. …

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