I want to tell you happy I was to see John Zant’s story “Title IX: Game Changer for Women Athletes.” I graduated from a public high school in Los Angeles in the late sixties. There were no competitive athletics for women. We had gym class – that’s it – and played half-court basketball. I didn’t participate in any collegiate sports at UC.
My 19 year-old daughter Marie Rose Brashears has had the great experience to play sports competitively since she was six. It was great to see her photo in Zant’s article – one of the four San Marcos High School 4x400 relay runners who won the bronze in the 2011 state championships. Now she is NCAA track at U.C. Irvine as well as an A student. Title IX gave her the opportunity, for which I am grateful.