NIU Celebrates Title IX fiftieth Anniversary with Remaining “50 Greats” Put up

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DeKALB, Illinois – Northern Illinois University Athletics unveiled the final title in its record of fifty Huskie greats of the Title IX period on Thursday, coinciding with the date that the landmark federal laws was enacted into regulation precisely 50 years in the past – on June 23, 1972. Since March 1, 2022, NIU has honored its high feminine student-athletes whose collegiate careers happened through the previous 50 years, with three girls featured every week on NIU Athletics’ social media platforms.
 
Today, fans can see every post, together with the profession highlights, of the 50 girls highlighted over the past 4 months on-line at NIUHuskies.com. The posts initially appeared on NIU Athletics’ major Facebook (NIU Huskies), Instagram (niuhuskies) and Twitter (@NIUAthletics) accounts with athletes representing the Huskies’ present girls’s sports activities applications – basketball, cross nation, golf, gymnastics, softball, tennis, observe & area and volleyball – in addition to badminton, area hockey and swimming.  
 
Whether they realized it or not, the athletic careers of the 50 greats – in addition to the careers of each present feminine Huskie student-athlete – have been impacted by Title IX, which paved the best way for the enlargement of ladies’s athletic applications and led to elevated participation in athletics at each the highschool and school ranges for feminine student-athletes.
 
NIU boasts a wealthy custom of ladies’s sports activities that features particular person and workforce nationwide champions in addition to quite a few All-Americans and convention champions. While simply 50 “Huskie Greats” have been honored, each girl who has worn the Cardinal and Black has contributed to the Huskies’ legacy.
 
Along that line, NIU Athletics invitations all former Huskie girls student-athletes to make plans now to return to campus on October 7-9, 2022 and be part of NIU’s persevering with celebration of the fiftieth Anniversary of Title IX. Events highlighting the Huskies’ present girls’s groups and honoring the historical past and custom of ladies’s athletics at NIU shall be held on the identical weekend because the college’s one hundred and fifteenth Homecoming celebration. Details on all deliberate occasions shall be shared as they’re finalized.
 
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