Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Midway College to host panel of outstanding female athletes to mark 40th anniversary of Title IX

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the 1972 law that bans sex discrimination in higher education intercollegiate athletics, tomorrow morning Midway College will host a guest panel of accomplished female athletes to discuss the impact that the ruling had on their sports careers and reflect on what this has meant for women.

The panel will include Kathy DeBoer, executive director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and former University of Kentucky assistant athletic director; Micki King, 1972 Olympic gold medalist in springboard diving; Myra Blackwelter, former LPGA tour player and first female athletic full scholarship recipient at UK following Title IX; and Stacey Reed Sheppard, former UK Lady Cat and two-time member of state high school basketball championship teams at Laurel County High School.

Dave Baker, sportscaster with WKYT-TV, will moderate the panel Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Duthie Auditorium in Anne Hart Raymond Building at Midway College. The public is invited.

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