50th anniversary of Title IX – the landmark law supporting female students

Nominations sought for women who blazed the trails


This school year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX – the landmark law supporting female students. The passage of Title IX led to a movement here in Tennessee, where now more than 42,000 female athletes compete annually in 12 sanctioned TSSAA and TMSAA sports. Because the opportunities for today’s athletes were built on the perseverance of those who came before, the TSSAA is looking to its member schools to help us identify the important Title IX figures in your own communities.  We are still figuring out how to properly celebrate and honor these women, but we ask that if there is someone from your area that we need to know about, please complete the submission form at the link below. 

We are looking for female leaders from both past and present - women who were trailblazers before Title IX and during its passage in 1972, and those that helped expand opportunities for female athletes since, particularly for middle and high school girls. These could include athletes, teams, coaches, officials, or administrators.  If you have any questions or ideas about this endeavor, please let us know in the comment box on the submission form.  We look forward to learning more about some of the incredible female leaders who have had an impact on our member schools!

If possible, please complete submissions by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  Feel free to share the submission link with anyone in your school community that may have a special interest in or information to share for this project. The submission form can be found on our website here:

Title IX Trailblazers

Phone: 615-889-6740
TSSAA.org · TSSAAsports.com · TSSAA Portal


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