Julie Foudy ’93 was just one year old when the groundbreaking Title IX equality law, passed in the summer of 1972, kick-started a revolution in women’s college sports by enforcing a balance between the funding of men’s and women’s programs. Looking back from the clarity of our position 40 years later, the impact of Title IX is obvious and striking. Over the past two weeks, The Daily has told the story of Title IX and women’s sports at Stanford, from the program’s history to the experiences of both players and coaches. But what is next?
Stanford’s women athletes have been successful in their sports for well beyond just their time on the Farm. Over the past two seasons, Stanford women’s basketball has had three players taken in the first round of the WNBA Draft: Kayla Pedersen ‘11 (Tulsa Shock, 2011, seventh overall), Jeanette Pohlen ‘12 (Indiana Fever, 2011, ninth overall) and Nnemkadi (Nneka) Ogwumike ‘12 (Los Angeles Sparks, 2012, first overall).
Reshirt junior forward Courtney Verloo wins Pac-12 Player of the Week in women’s soccer and women’s basketball’s former Jeanette Pohlen ’11 and the Indiana Fever win the WNBA Championship.
After years of iconic players passing the torch along–from Candice Wiggins to Jayne Appel to Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen–the No. 5 Cardinal has a new, younger look this year.
Stanford women’s basketball seniors Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen were two of the first nine picks in last night’s WNBA Draft
After battling through four tough rounds of the NCAA tournament, the Stanford women’s basketball team heads to Indianapolis this weekend to tackle its tallest test yet: the Final Four.
The Associated Press named Stanford senior guard Jeanette Pohlen a first-team All-American yesterday. Junior forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike was placed on the second-team and senior forward Kayla Pedersen was named to the honorable mention squad.
After a second-straight perfect season in the Pac-10, it’s no surprise that Stanford’s women’s basketball team picked up a few individual accolades. The conference announced yesterday that senior point guard Jeanette Pohlen had won the Pac-10 Player of the Year Award, marking the 15th time a Stanford player has been honored as the conference’s best.