Numbers in the News

Rachel Alexander

1972
Year when Title IX was passed, prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal funding

48
Number of NCAA Division I schools who double or triple-count woman athletes to comply with Title IX

71
Number of woman athletes listed on South Florida University’s cross country roster

28
Number of these women who ran at least one race during the 2009-10 season

64,712
Number of women athletes in all four-year NCAA Division III colleges in the U.S. as of 2009

93,979
Number of men athletes in all four-year NCAA Division III colleges in the U.S. as of 2009

50
Percentage of varsity athletes who are women at Whitman

58
Percentage of Whitman student body that are women

37
Percentage of total sports recruitment money spent on women’s athletics at Whitman

Sources: New York Times, Whitman Factbook, U.S. Department of Education