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Women's soccer and softball are part of the Olympic program for the first time, at the Atlanta Games. The U.S. wins gold in both events.
DEC. 25, 2002:
New Mexico placekicker Katie Hnida is the first woman to appear in a Division I-A football game. Eight months later she becomes the first woman to score in a Division I-A game, booting a pair of PATs in a 72--8 win over Texas State-San Marcos.
JUNE 11, 2003:
A lawsuit brought against the Department of Education by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, which challenged the constitutionality of the three-prong test, is dismissed in District court largely on procedural grounds.
MARCH 17, 2005:
The Department of Education issues a policy clarification stating that schools may survey female students' interest in sports via e-mail. Institutions are allowed to equate a failure to respond with a lack of interest. Title IX supporters say this will inhibit schools from achieving greater gender equity. The Obama Administration, which emphasized civil rights enforcement on a broad range of topics, rescinded the provision in April 2010.
AUG. 3, 2011:
In a lawsuit filed in 2003 by three female wrestlers who were cut from the varsity at UC Davis, a federal court finds that the university failed to provide sufficient athletic opportunities for women. UC Davis settled with the women in February, paying more than $1.3 million to cover attorneys' fees.