The spirit of Title IX is now part of the great history of Longhorn sports as witnessed by the winners of awards presented at the Women's All Sports Banquets. A sampling follows:
Definition of awards given at the Women's All Sports Banquet.
The Women's Athletics Department's highest endowed scholarship honor - the V.F. "Doc" Neuhaus Endowed Presidential Scholarship honor was Established in 1976 as the first endowed scholarship in women's athletics, the Neuhaus Presidential Scholarship honors both athleticism and academics.
Coca Cola Solid Citizen Award (given to the student-athlete whose community relations efforts have been exemplary)
The Texes Exes award goes to a male and female student-athlete annually who have displayed outstanding leadership and academic and athletic success, with each recipient gaining life-time membership into the Texas Exes Association.
Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete Award is earned by the senior who exhibits the greatest combination of performance in athletics, academics and community achievement.
The Lorene Rogers Scholar-Athlete Award, presented to the senior student-athlete with the highest overall grade point average over her four-year UT career.
The Jill Sterkel Leadership Award, given to the student-athlete whose exceptional athletic accomplishments have brought attention to The University.
Big 12 Community Champion recognition goes to the UT women's athletics top community service volunteer.
Angie Broussard Spirit Award is earned by the student-athlete who has overcome barriers and setbacks. It is the department's "Comeback Award".
Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards is awarded to minority student athletes who carry a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
2007 Texas Women's Athletics All Sports Awards Presentation
The awards presentation was underwritten by the University Co-op.
V.F. Neuhaus Endowed Presidential Scholarship honor -- went to Katie Robinson
Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete Award went to Amy Burlingham soccer The All-Big 12 standout, a four-year letter winner,
The Lorene Rogers Scholar-Athlete Award, went to co-recipients -- twin sisters and cross country and distance performers Landra and Lige Stewardson. Lige Stewardson attended Harvard University for graduate studies.
The Coca-Cola Solid Citizen Award went to sophomore basketball guard Erika Arriaran.
The Barbara Jordan Endowed Scholarship went to sophomore track and field standout Alexandria Anderson
The Donna Lopiano/Jean Kaspar Endowed Scholarship was given to softball senior catcher Megan Willis
The Cunningham/Kaspar Endowed Scholarship, awarded to All-America First Team soccer defender and sophomore Kasey Moore
The Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars were:
Junior Temeka Kincy (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North HS), an All-Big 12 middle distance standout and biology/pre-med major with a 3.68 GPA.
Senior swimmer Leah Avilla (Livermore, Calif./Livermore HS), an education major, Big 12 selection and Honorable All-America swimmer
Sophomore swimmer Hee-Jin Chang (Seoul, Korea/Phillips Academy), a government major, two-time All-American and five-time All-Big 12 selection in the free and relay events;
Junior Delia Huang (Austin, Texas/Westwood HS), an All-Big 12 freestyle specialist and Academic All-Big 12 business major; (no picture)
2006 Texas Women's Athletics All Sports Awards Presentation
The Jill Sterkel Leadership Award went to tennis star Petra Dizdar.
V.F. "Doc" Neuhaus Endowed Presidential Scholarship honor - went to Osterman for the second year in a row. (for more on Osterman click on "softball"")
Osterman received the Texas Exes Lifetime Award as the 2006 female recipient.
Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete Award went to All-America sprinters and relay specialists Sheretta Jones and LaTashia Kerr ( use the search engine for more information on Sheretta and LaTashia) .
The Lorene Rogers Scholar-Athlete Award went to Soccer goalkeeper Melissa Androuny (no picture) and rower Courtney MacIntosh.
Darrell K Royal Endowed Centennial Presidential Scholarship is awarded to volleyball sophomore Michelle Moriarty
The Donna Lopiano/Jean Kaspar Endowed Scholarship was given to softball senior Tina Boutelle
The Darrell K Royal Endowed Presidential Scholarships went to junior Marshevet Hooker ( use the search engine for more information on Marshevet). and to soccer junior Karen Haight( use the search engine for more information on Karen).
The Barbara Jordan Endowed Scholarship went to junior track and field standout Michelle Carter ( use the search engine for more information on Michelle).
The Cunningham/Kaspar Endowed Scholarship, awarded to All-Big 12 soccer defender and sophomore Stephanie Logterman. She won a NCAA and Big 12 postgraduate scholarship for medical School.
2005 Women's All Sports Banquet
Headlining the Women's Athletics award recipients were five student-athletes who received Texas Athletics' highest departmental honors.
Jamie Carey receives the The Coca Cola Solid Citizen Award and the Texas Exes Lifetime Award.
Alexis Garcia receives the 2004-05 Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete Award.
Nina Norman received The Jill Sterkel Leadership Award
The Lorene Rogers Scholar-Athlete Award, went to softball outfielder Melanie Jarrett. (no picture)
Danielle Kowalski received the Big 12 Community Champion as UT women's athletics top community service volunteer. (no picture)
Annissa Hastings is recipient of the Angie Broussard Spirit Award (no picture)
Five student-athletes also received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards.
volleyball sophomore Dariam Acevedo
soccer senior goalkeeper Alex Gagarin
Julie Gailey , a kinesiology major and a Big 12 All-Academic First Team standout
softball senior Alexis Garcia, who also received the Big 12 Scholar-Athlete Award
junior track and field standout LaTashia Kerr
Image below is from Texassports.com
In 2012 there were approximately 200,000 females benefitting from Title IX and participating in NCAA sanctioned sports.