Title IX Timeline

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President Nixon signs into law Title IX of the Education Amendments Act

06/23/1972

Ann Drysdale becomes the first woman to receive a full scholarship.

1976

NCAA files lawsuit challenging legality of Title IX. Suit is dismissed

02/17/1976

Women outnumber men in undergraduate enrollment at degree granting institutions

1979

The NCAA crowns Division I champions for the first time in many women's sports

1981 - 1982

Women earn more bachelor's degrees than men for the first time

1982

The first FIFA Women's World Cup is held. US beats Norway 2--1 in the final

11/30/1990

NCAA forms the Gender-Equity Task Force.

1992

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act is passed.

10/20/1993

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act is passed requiring institutions to send annual reports about Title IX compliance

Women's soccer and softball are part of the Olympic games for the first time.

February 1996