UMD athletic department hosting panel reflecting on 50th anniversary of Title IX

The May 24 event is free and open to the public and will feature noteable former Bulldogs players and coaches.

UMD women’s basketball coach Karen Stromme talks to her team during a timeout at Romano Gym in this file photo from November 2003. (File / News Tribune)
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DULUTH — The University of Minnesota Duluth athletic department will host a live guest panel reflecting on the upcoming 50th anniversary of Title IX from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, on campus at the Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The guest panel will feature former women’s basketball All-American Lindsey Dietz, women’s basketball and softball alum Kristi Plante, former Bulldogs goalie and Olympic hockey gold medalist Maddie Rooney, former track and field standout Katie Schofield, and Karen Stromme, the former UMD’s basketball coach who now serves as senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator.

Bulldogs athletic director Josh Berlo will moderate the panel. The event is free and open to the public, and will include a small reception after that will include the panelists. Attendees can park free on campus for the event in Pay Lot G.

The event will also be streamed online at .

Title IX is part of the Education Amendments — U.S. legislation that was signed into law on June 23, 1972. It ensures no person in the U.S. based on sex may be excluded from participation, denied benefits or subjected to discrimination by an educational program or activity receiving federal funding. While sports or athletics were not mentioned in the original writing of the law, Title IX is credited with the growth of women’s sports at the high school and college level.


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United States and former Minnesota Duluth goaltender Maddie Rooney (35) smiles Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, during practice at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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