Judith Holland Video Kicks Off Title IX Retrospective
April 16, 2012
With the 40th anniversary of Title IX fast approaching, UCLABruins.com will be taking a long look back at the last 40 years through many of the people who built this rich history at UCLA - players, coaches and administrators alike.
Today's Title IX feature focuses on former Women's Athletic Director Judith Holland, who arrived at UCLA in 1974 and later became the Senior Associate Athletic Director when the men's and women's departments merged in 1980. From 1975-79, she oversaw the women's athletic department and after the departments combined, she assumed major responsibilities for both men's and women's sports. Throughout her twenty-plus years at UCLA, Holland was regarded as the nation's foremost women's athletics administrator. In 1980, she was the driving force behind the merger between the AIAW and the NCAA, which is now responsible for the tremendous popularity and achievement of women's college athletics. Under her guidance, UCLA won the national combined program award, symbolic of the nation's top women's program, a record 10 times and finished no lower than second in the award's 17-year history.
UCLA's Title IX retrospective starts today and will continue through mid-November, when it will culminate with a department-wide celebration of Title IX.
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