The Title IX law states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The law applies to all aspects of education, but most people know of it in relation to sports. Before Title IX, one in 27 girls played sports. Today that number is two in five. Former coaches, Lori Ulferts and Carol Howe-Veenstra, will share their experiences and expertise of Title IX.
Lori Ulferts received her bachelor and doctorate degrees from the University of North Dakota (UND), where she also lettered in four collegiate sports. She has a master’s degree from Frostburg State University in Maryland, and she coached basketball and volleyball at the University of Minnesota-Crookston (UMC). Ulferts also coached basketball at Minnesota State University-Moorhead (MSUM) for five years and St. Cloud State for 14 years. She is a Hall of Fame member of UMC, Frostburg, MSUM, and UND.
Carol Howe-Veenstra, a 1975 graduate of MSUM, taught physical education at St. Cloud Technical High School and coached volleyball and track and field. She received her master’s degree in physical education from St. Cloud State. In 1985, Howe-Veenstra began a 30-year career at St. Ben’s which included 15 seasons as the volleyball coach and 28 years as the director of athletics. Howe-Veenstra is a member of several Halls of Fame including the Minnesota High School Volleyball Coaches Association, Tech High School, MSUM, and CSB.