Utah Sports Hall of Fame to Honor Title IX Anniversary | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo by Brian Winter, Daily Herald

BYU volleyball head coach Elaine Michaelis in the BYU vs. Wyoming game on October 4, 1997.

The Utah Sports Hall of Fame Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX with a special exhibit beginning Tuesday, March 8 and running through the end of June.

Admission to the museum, located at the northwest corner of the City Creek Mall, is free. It is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. There is free two-hour parking at City Creek.

Landmark legislation established competitive equity, removed barriers for women and girls, and created new and greater opportunities in athletics, education, and professional careers.

The museum features members of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame, including many pioneering female athletes. Special Title IX will feature 10 pioneering women in Utah sports.

They include Fern Gardner of Utah and Utah State; BYU’s Lu Wallace; BYU’s Elaine Michaelis; Weber State’s Carol Westmoreland; Kathryn Berg of SUU; Norma Carr of SLCC and Davis High School; Enid Enniss of Brighton High; Leila Ogden of Orem High and Shirley Allen of Cottonwood High.

These women helped dispel myths about girls and sport, break down barriers and open doors. They laid the groundwork for scholarships and economic opportunities for women in athletics.

The special exhibit is located inside the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Museum, which features a variety of hands-on exhibits and sports memorabilia.


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