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 4×400 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.


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