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Title IX Anniversary: Billie Jean King, Jennie Finch And More On Impact Of Title IX

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AP File photos show from left, Anna Ruggiero in 2009, Lauren Cheney in 2012, Danica Patrick in 2012 and Jennie Finch in 2010. By opening the gates to gyms, stadiums and playing fields Title IX changed the way these women see themselves. (AP Photo/FILE) | AP

-- Title IX was initially intended to give women more opportunities in higher education, with access to athletics a mere side effect. By opening the gates to gyms, stadiums and playing fields, however, Title IX changed the way women in America see themselves. Here, in their own words, are what Title IX has meant to athletes, coaches, administrators and league officials.

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