Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Women athletics were also competitive winners during the 1960s. In this 1965 shot, members of FJC’s winning Southern California Junior College Championship basketball team practice for an upcoming game. The Women’s Athletic Association (WAA) offered activities open to all women students with an ASB card. Sports included volleyball, basketball, hockey, tennis, dance, and swimming, but the female athletes during this decade did not have the funding and opportunities open to male athletes. All of that was to change in 1972 with the passage of Title XV of the Education Amendments of 1972 that amended Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which gave equal footing to women in college sports. The WAA also oversaw dance classes and presented an annual dance concert open to the public.
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