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William & Mary to reinstate women's sports targeted in cuts

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 18:41:07-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- William & Mary plans to reinstate three women’s athletic programs that had been targeted to be cut.

The decision helps the school avoid a lawsuit and move closer to gender equity under Title IX.

The plan announced Monday reverses a Sept 3 decision to cut women's swimming, volleyball and gymnastics, along with four men’s sports, in a cost-saving measure.

That announcement was made by former athletic director Samantha Huge, who resigned a month later.

The school said additional cuts in men’s participation, or increases in women’s participation, will be needed to get the athletic department compliant with Title IX within two years.