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Women Triumph In London

Women Triumph in London

Aug. 16, 2012
By Elizabeth Chapin

After a 2012 Summer Games already coined the “women’s Olympics,” seven CSU Olympians returned from London with medals—and all of them are women.

The 2012 Summer Olympics had many firsts for women. There were more female athletes in the Games than at any other in history, and it was the first time women participated on every national team. On Team USA, women outnumbered men—and won 29 of America’s 46 gold medals.

The games also took place during a year that marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. The provisions of the 1972 law forever changed the face of intercollegiate athletics, as well as attitudes toward women in competitive sports. The equal playing field initiated by Title IX has served as solid footing for the success of female athletes.

There is no better proof than the bronze, silver and gold—which have inspired a generation of young women. Congratulations to the CSU’s Olympic medalists:

Keshia Baker, San Diego State student
(Track and Field)
Women’s 4 x 400m Relay, Gold

Tayyiba Haneef-Park, CSU Long Beach alumna
Women’s Volleyball, Silver

Carmelita Jeter, CSU Dominguez Hills alumna
(Track and Field)
Women's 4 x 100m Relay, Gold
Women's 100m, Silver
Women's 200m, Bronze

Marti Malloy, San José State alumna
Judo, Women’s Lightweight, Bronze

Misty May-Treanor, CSU Long Beach alumna
Women’s Beach Volleyball, Gold

Kim Rhode, Cal Poly Pomona student
Women’s Skeet, Gold

Danielle Scott-Arruda, CSU Long Beach alumna
Women’s Volleyball, Silver

Carmelita Jeter