before title ix began in 1972, girls accounted for only 1 percent of all high school athletes. By 1996, that number had risen to 40 percent.
The number of female college athletes playing in Division I (the most competitive of the three college divisions) has grown by 22 percent since 1992.
Since 1972, twice as much new money for college sports (from funding increases) has gone to men.
Female college athletes receive only 23 percent of athletic operating budgets, 38 percent of athletic scholarship dollars, and 27 percent of the money spent to recruit new athletes.
In 1997, female Division I athletes received $4,100 per student-athlete, compared with $8,000 per man.
In the early 1970s, women coached 90 percent of women's college teams. In 1996, women coached 47.7 percent.
Source: American Association of University Women