University of Iowa settles Title IX lawsuit brought by female athletes, adds women's wrestling team

Sep 23, 2021

The University of Iowa has reached a settlement with the female athletes who sued it alleging violations of the federal Title IX gender equity law, and that agreement is among the reasons UI Athletics announced Thursday it’s adding a Hawkeye women’s wrestling team.

“As part of the Title IX lawsuit settlement, we agreed to add a women's sport,” UI Athletics Director Gary Barta said Thursday during a news conference. “And our decision was to add the sport of women's wrestling.”

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