Saving Stories: Title IX And A New Era For UK Women's Sports

Mar 19, 2021

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It's Women's History Month and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd from the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio clips from a new UK Women's Basketball project hosted by the school's all-time leading scorer Valerie Still. 

The first person to be interviewed was Sue Feamster, the women's team's first varsity coach, who learned of the federal civil rights law known as Title IX while attending a national conference in 1969. At that time Feamster was a graduate assistant in recreation administration at the school and she knew the law being discussed was going to be a game-changer for women's collegiate sports.

UK Athletics gives an annual Sue Feamster Pioneer Award to a deserving female athlete
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