Catlin’s death comes less than two weeks after VeloNews published a journal she wrote on continuing her cycling career while pursuing a Stanford education.
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?
Last week I was privileged to sit down and interview a handful of Stanford students who had spent their summer competing against the world’s elite at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Of everything we chatted about, one thing struck me most: All of them but one were on the Farm’s varsity teams.