Athletics Newsletter from Mr. Alsup – Celebrating Women’s History Month

On February 25, Laurice “Lo” Hunter passed away. Lo Hunter was a legendary girls volleyball coach who I had the opportunity to meet a few years ago when we renamed the Evergreen High School gym in her name. Lo was an amazing volleyball coach, leading the Evergreen girls volleyball team to nine state titles, six of which came during her undefeated streak between 1978-1984.

Lo was inducted into the Colorado Sportswomen Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame in 1996. Although she was a great coach, her biggest impact was her leadership in developing womens’ sports by helping implement Title IX in Colorado.

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination. This landmark legislation is why we have women’s sports today. This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the significant impact that it has had.

March is also Women’s History Month. So, in this newsletter, I’d like to honor Lo Hunter and all of the other women who were instrumental in the implementation of this important legislation. Lo and others like her have had a significant impact on our world today, making it a much better place.

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