Women in Intercollegiate Sport, 1977 - 2004

Women in Intercollegiate Sport, 1977 - 2004

According to the data in Women in Intercollegiate Sport, 1977 - 2004 (27 pages, PDF), a longitudinal national study of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, women continue to make a strong showing in intercollegiate athletics programs, though they lag behind their male counterparts as the head coaches (44 percent) and administrators (18.5 percent) of the same programs. In its twenty-seventh year, the study shows that more schools now offer women's athletic programs than ever before, and women have more teams to choose from, most frequently basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track/field, and golf. Soccer has shown the greatest growth in intercollegiate sport, and is now offered on 89 percent of campuses, compared to 3 percent in 1977. The study is partially funded by Smith College's Project on Women and Social Change and by Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.