TITLE IX AT 50: A timeline for girls’s sports activities at Mizzou

All through 2022, Mizzou Athletics will have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX – groundbreaking laws that paved the best way for better assets and feminine participation in school athletics. Daily, our feminine scholar athletes use the facility of coaching, preparation and competitions to develop personally and professionally. They symbolize Mizzou and your complete state of Missouri on the nationwide stage on the highest stage in school athletics.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The College of Missouri Athletics and School Athletics will have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of the Patsy T. Mink Equal Alternative in Training Act, higher referred to as Title IX subsequent week on June 23, 2022.

Whereas the final 50 years of ladies’s sports activities have been groundbreaking, ladies’s athletics at Mizzou dates again to 1897, when the primary ladies’s intramural basketball video games have been performed.

The primary letters have been awarded by the Mizzou Girls’s Athletic Affiliation in 1912 and lots of the groups that at present compete for the Tigers have been began as membership sports activities by these pioneers.


Some historic info was confirmed by Brendon Steenbergen’s e-book Mizzou Sports activities by way of the Ages: An Illustrated Timeline of College of Missouri Athletics. It’s out there for buy on Amazon.

1897 – The primary intramural ladies’s basketball video games are performed at Mizzou.

1904 – Basketball for girls is rising in reputation with every class having its personal intramural squad.

1912 – The Girls’s Athletic Affiliation was shaped and feminine student-athletes from every class competed in opposition to one another in basketball, area hockey and tennis.

1915 – The primary letter-winning shirts might be awarded to ladies. Mizzou WAA has a membership of over 200 ladies who compete in baseball, basketball, area hockey, gymnastics, tennis and monitor. A cup was awarded yearly to the profitable class.

1917 – Intercollegiate matches are performed in opposition to Christian School – now Columbia School, a rival throughout city. Volleyball is enjoying its first season.

1919 – Mizzous WAA continues its progress and provides further applications in rope climbing, goal taking pictures and athletics. Mizzou Sports activities By means of The Ages added: “New stands have been added to the Missouri athletic area, which the ladies’s crew recurrently crammed to capability.”

1922 – A feminine fitness center, later renamed McKee Health club, opens. The constructing is called after Mary McKee, director of ladies’s sports activities at MU from 1923 to 1958.

1966 – Girls’s golfer Barbara Berkmeyer was the primary feminine scholar athlete to obtain an athletic scholarship to Mizzou.

1972 – Signature of Patsy T. Mink Equal Alternative in Training Act, higher referred to as Title IX.

1974 – The ladies’s intercollegiate athletics crew started receiving funding from the college in 1974-75 and was initially administered by the campus division of sports activities. Basketball, cross nation, area hockey, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, athletics and volleyball turned intercollegiate sports activities.

1976 – The ladies’s intercollegiate athletics program merged with the lads’s program to type a Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

1980 – Gymnastics is added as an intercollegiate sport.

1996 – Soccer is turning into a college sport.

Please think about donating $ 50 (or any quantity) to the Tiger Scholarship Funds Celebration of Girls’s Sports activities Fund to honor the achievements of our feminine student-athletes and to place Mizzou for even better success in ladies’s athletics within the years to come back. Your donation takes lower than 5 minutes to make and can instantly have an effect on the tutorial and athletic expertise of present and future Mizzou scholar athletes.

Go to the Celebration of Girls’s Sports activities Fund web site or click on the button beneath to donate now.

Comply with Mizzou Athletics all yr spherical as we have a good time 50 scholar athletes, coaches and pals in ladies’s sports activities at Mizzou to honor the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX.

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