On May 30, the Ohio Valley Conference held a luncheon to cap off a year-long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX. Each of the OVC’s 12-member institutions identified a pioneer in women’s athletics from their school to be honored during the year and celebrated at a home athletic event on their campus. Belmont’s honoree, Betty Wiseman, attended the luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Nashville the day before her own retirement.
“The OVC has a rich history of women’s athletics along with a bright future thanks to the commitment, passion and contribution of the trailblazers the conference is honoring as part of its Title IX celebration.” said Beth DeBauche, OVC Commissioner. “It is important to take time to appreciate the progress that has been made on the playing fields and in the classrooms as a result of the adoption of Title IX and commit to ensuring students of either gender are not subject to any sort of discrimination under any education program or activity.”