Women in Sports

Reformed Group Aims to Tip Scales on Equity

The NCAA Gender Equity Task Force recently reconvened for the first time since 1993. While they are still shaping their processes and ironing out details, the task force’s mission is clear: Move the needle on gender equity in college sports.

She's got game

In more than 40 years since Title IX was passed, NCAA schools have seen rapid growth in the participation of women in sports at every level, including growth in participation and scholarships available for female student-athletes and an increase in female administrators and coaches. Learn more about the contributions of women to college sports and to celebrate their achievements.

Finalists named for 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award

Nine student-athletes have been selected as finalists for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award, which will be announced Oct. 19 during a ceremony in Indianapolis.

Woman of the Year finalist: Alexa Baltes

Illinois Wesleyan’s Alexa Baltes has taken a mission trip to Nicaragua and maintains a pen pal relationship with a young girl there. Those experiences have compelled her to use a law degree to serve.

Woman of the Year finalist: Marisa Bast

Northwestern softball’s Marisa Bast was bullied in her youth. She fought back by establishing a successful anti-bullying program during her time in college.

Woman of the Year finalist: Krista Stoltz Bellefeuille

Krista Stoltz Bellefeuille carried a massive noncancerous tumor with her through her junior volleyball season.

Woman of the Year finalist: Ellen Chambers

Ellen Chambers played golf at Lynn University, capturing a pair of national championships. Now, she is in Washington D.C., pursuing a career in public policy.

Woman of the Year finalist: Alyssa Hasslen

Arizona graduate Alyssa Hasslen is balancing Olympic aspirations with dreams of a career working at Nike.

2015 Today's Top 10 winner and Woman of the Year finalist: Megan Light

Megan Light, an Emory softball player, plans to pursue a career in global health, traveling the world and educating impoverished communities about proper nutrition and other health habits.

Woman of the Year finalist: Jaclyn Sileo

Jaclyn Sileo had a record-setting Division II lacrosse career. Now, she wants to teach the sport she loves and work as a school counselor.

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