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The Crimson and Gray: Honoring the Legacy in Women's Athletics
Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007
WSU Campus; Pullman, Wash.

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    Over 200 athletes and coaches spanning five decades were honored the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29 at the "Honoring the Legacy in Women's Athletics" event at the WSU campus.

    The event paid tribute to those women who were members of Cougar squads prior to the 1982-83 season, and commemorated the 25 years since the Blair vs. WSU gender equity Superior Court decision and the merging of the men's and women's athletic departments.

    "We wanted to recognize and thank the women who played before scholarships, media attention, and letter awards were the expectation," said Marcia Saneholtz, the recently retired senior associate director of athletics/SWA. "They created the legacy that has led to the opportunities for women in sport today. We wanted to invite them back to Pullman to honor them and also to have them see what their legacy created for young women today."

    The weekend began with three athletic events on Friday with the Cougar soccer, swimming, and volleyball teams in action. The following day's event included a panel discussion at a standing-room only Camp Room at the Bohler Athletic Complex, tours of the athletic facilities and campus, and lunch at the Cougar Fitness Cafe. The day culminated with a celebratory banquet where all honorees were presented with a varsity letter award.

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