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June 12, 2012

Title IX expert

cheryl cooky

Cheryl Cooky

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Cheryl Cooky, an assistant professor of health and kinesiology and women's studies

Cooky can talk about how Title IX has made a place for women in sports, and what needs to change before the playing field is truly leveled for female athletes. Cooky, who studies girls' participation in sports and gender images in media, can discuss the coverage of women's sports and how female athletes are featured, as well as gender disparities between leadership in athletics. She also studies athletic participation and interest of young girls in urban and rural environments. She says that family and friends' support of young girls in sports contributes to their success.

Personal homepage: http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/directory/Faculty/cooky.html

Related news release: Prof: Title IX brought girl power, yet women still aren't winning

CONTACT: Cheryl Cooky, ccooky@purdue.edu

News Service contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Note to Journalists: June 23 marks the 40th year of Title IX legislation that mandated women and girls have equal opportunities in high school and college sports programs.