How Title IX affects girls and college sports scholarships

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How Title IX affects girls and college sports scholarships

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Title IX is legislation that was passed in 1972 mandating that there’ll be parity between male and female college student athletes. And I know that anybody who’s been born in the last 20 years – my kids, for example – just grew up thinking – I have two daughters – grew up thinking that there’s parity between male and female athletes. It’s very hard for many people that are that age to even relate to a time when that wasn’t the case. But believe it or not, prior to 1972 that wasn’t the case and now, what that legislation says is that if you have a college that has 200 scholarships for male student athletes, they need to have 200 scholarships for female student athletes. And the ramifications are really quite nice for females, because when you consider that men’s football takes 60 to 80 scholarships alone, for female student athletes that are participating in the non-revenue producing sports, like field hockey, or soccer, or volleyball, or tennis, that opens up a lot of college scholarship opportunities for females.
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Susan Eiges Hansen, president of Hansen College Strategies, is an Independent College Counselor based in Santa Monica, California. Since 2007, Sue has been committed to helping students both in California and throughout the United States navigate the college admissions process and develop optimal strategies for college placement. Sue began her practice working with student-athletes and experienced so many successful placements that she frequently received requests to work with all types of students. She has since expanded her practice and welcomes all students who are seeking knowledgeable and comprehensive college planning. Sue received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and Masters from California State University Northridge. She has her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine and stays up to date with trends in higher education by attending several college counseling conferences per year. Sue is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) and an Associate member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). She is a frequent contributor to various higher education and college admissions websites as an author, panelist, and blogger and regularly presents seminars and talks for students and families about preparing for college. Prior to launching her college counseling career, Sue worked for twenty years at three major hospitals in the Los Angeles area as a program director, medical educator, and research librarian. Sue is the parent of two recent college graduates. Her older daughter graduated from the University of Virginia and her younger daughter from Stanford.

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