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USA Team member and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch throws a pitch against Japan in the first inning of an World Cup of Softball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, July 23, 2010. Finch announced that she will retire next month following this weeks World Cup of Softball games in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
Title IX: Female athletes taking their sports to new heights
First Published Jun 23 2012 05:17 pm • Last Updated Jun 24 2012 04:29 pm

Forty years ago Title IX was implemented. Before and since it’s inception, pioneering women have hurdled countless obstacles to pave the way for future generations. This gallery of photos pays tribute to all the courageous, inspiring and talented female athletes who take their sports to new and unlimited heights.

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