Gold medalist soccer star Julie Foudy was at Dartmouth College Tuesday, for a visit designed to recognize the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that gives women equal access to sports.
Foudy, who is now a sports commentator, met with a couple dozen female athletes for lunch. She touched on an array of topics and took questions from students. The two-time gold medalist for the U.S. Women's soccer team says in some ways she owes her entire career to Title IX.
"What I learned about leadership, what I learned about some great lessons in life given to us through sports. But, they all start with the catalyst, and it's Title IX, for having the opportunity to actually play as a young girl growing up in Southern California," Foudy said.
"One thing that our coach has taught us and that Julie just mentioned is that playing with pressure is something that we should enjoy and something that you learn so much from and something you can take for the rest of your life," said Kim Rose, a senior on the Dartmouth soccer team.
Foudy is scheduled to speak Tuesday night from 7-8 p.m. at the Hopkins Center. Her talk is free and open to the public.
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