Together 4 Her

Launched in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Title IX legislation, Together 4 Her is a year-round initiative by UM Athletics that showcases accomplishments of women from around the university while supporting gender equality on and off the field of play. Together 4 Her’s four pillars are to educate, engage, elevate and empower females everywhere.

The signature event for Together 4 Her is Miami’s Celebration of Women’s Athletics presented by adidas. The ninth annual CWA was held on April 23, 2023, at the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility. The CWA was founded in 2015 by University of Miami Board of Trustees members Hilarie Bass, Barbara Havenick and Laurie Silvers. The proceeds from the CWA are used to provide UM female student-athletes with first-class opportunities to compete, study and become the next generation of leaders.

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The Canes women’s tennis team had a memorable opportunity to play their match against Boston College at one of tennis’ premier tournaments: the Miami Open. The experience, they hope, will serve them well as they set their sights on the rest of their ACC schedule and the postseason..

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Miami: Title IX 50th Anniversary Timeline

The University of Miami was the first major school to award an athletic scholarship to a female and for five decades has been at the forefront of helping female student-athletes achieve their dreams.

On June 23, Congress passes Title IX, the federal civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding, which gives women the equal opportunity to play.

Miami becomes the first major athletic department to award athletic scholarships to women, giving athletic scholarships to five women while announcing plans to award 10 more.

Terry Williams, a golfer from Homestead, Fla., is the first woman to receive a scholarship. The other four are swimmers – Jennifer Bartz from Santa Clara, Calif.; Lynn Gienieczko from Woodbridge, N.J.; Nancy Kirkpatrick from Santa Clara, Calif.; and Nina McInnis from Sunnyville, Calif.

Kim Sands becomes the first Black female scholarship athlete at Miami, playing one season of basketball and four seasons of tennis. She later embarked on a 10-year career on the WTA Tour, where she rose as high as No. 44 in the world singles rankings and No. 31 in the world doubles rankings.

Sharon Berg captures Miami's first two individual national swimming titles in the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard freestyle.

Miami wins its first AIAW team national championship in women’s swimming and diving. Led by head coach Bill Diaz the Hurricanes capture six individual titles -- two each by J.B. Buchanan and Dawn Frady -- en route to the title, which remains a school record.

The Hurricanes defend their AIAW national title in women’s swimming and diving.

Miami captures its third AIAW national championship in women’s golf and Cathy Morse becomes the fourth Hurricanes golfer to win the individual title.

Jodi Applebaum and Terry Salagnick win the USTA women’s tennis doubles national championship.

The Hurricanes and head coach Norm Parsons repeat as AIAW national champions in women’s golf.

Doris Hart, who played tennis at UM from 1947-49 and later won six Grand Slam singles titles, is inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

Penny Hammel shoots a 284 to win the NCAA individual women’s golf title in Athens, Ga.

Head coach Lela Cannon leads the Hurricanes to their fifth national golf championship and first NCAA title as the Hurricanes hold off Arizona State by seven strokes in Athens, Ga.

Under the direction of Ian Duvenhage, Miami’s women’s tennis team advances to the NCAA final before falling to USC 6-3 in Oklahoma City.

Lise Gregory and Ronni Reis win the NCAA women’s tennis doubles national championship.

Miami establishes a rowing club composed of men’s and women’s rowing teams. While the club was not a part of the NCAA until 1996, UM recognized rowing as a varsity sport from the inception.

UM hires Ferne Labati as head women’s basketball coach. Labati would coach 17 seasons in Coral Gables, boasting an overall record of 303-195 with five NCAA Tournament appearances.

Wendy Williams, who had previously captured a bronze medal in the 10-meter at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, wins the 10-meter title at the NCAA Diving Championships.

UM women’s basketball earns its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. As the eighth seed in the Midwest the Hurricanes fall to Oklahoma State in the first round.

UM hires Amy Deem as women’s track and field coach, who would go on to coach 14 individual national champions (and counting).

Gillian Russell becomes the first women’s track and field national champion in UM history, winning the NCAA indoor 50-meter hurdles.

Miami women’s basketball captures its first-ever BIG EAST Tournament title, defeating Connecticut in the final. The Hurricanes then beat North Carolina 86-72 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament – their first-ever NCAA tournament win -- and advance to their first Sweet 16.

Frances Savage earns Women’s Basketball National Player of the Year honors from Sports Illustrated after averaging 23.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Russell adds an NCAA outdoor track and field title to her trophy case, capturing the 100-meter hurdles.

Miami’s rowing team is named the Southeast Collegiate Team of the Year.

Russell defends her 100-meter hurdle title at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Boise.

Russell concludes her stellar UM career with two national titles – the 55 and 100-meter hurdles – at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Knoxville, Tenn.

Miami launches its women's soccer program. The Canes post an 8-5-1 record in their inaugural season under Jim Blankenship.

Doris Glenn Easterly wins the 3-meter title at the NCAA Diving Championships.

Jenny Keim wins the 3-meter title at the NCAA Diving Championships. Yolanda McCray captures the 100-meter hurdle crown at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Boise.

Keim wins another national title, this time taking first in the platform at the NCAA Diving Championships.

Miami's soccer team earns its first NCAA Tournament berth.

Volleyball returns to Miami after a 19-year absence as Nicole Lantagne-Welch assumes the head coaching reins. Lantagne-Welch would coach 12 seasons in Coral Gables.

Kyle Prandi wins the platform event at the NCAA Diving Championships.

Miami hires Paige Yaroshuk-Tews as women’s tennis head coach. In 20 seasons, Yaroshuk-Tews has compiled a 362-123 record and coaches two individual national champions.

In its second year back after a 19-year hiatus the UM volleyball team posts a 27-6 record and advances to its first-ever NCAA Sweet 16.

Lauryn Williams wins the 100-meter title at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Austin, Texas, and later that summer wins the silver medal in the 100 meters at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

The Canes' women's tennis team shocks top-seeded Florida in the NCAA second round in Gainesville. It remains the only time in the history of the NCAA Team Championship that the top seed failed to reach the Sweet 16.

Kimberli Barrett wins both the NCAA indoor and outdoor shot put titles.

Miami taps Charlotte head coach and former Duke All-ACC standout Katie Meier as its seventh women’s basketball coach. Meier is now UM’s all-time winningest basketball coach (men or women).

Tabia Charles captures the triple jump crown at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

The Hurricanes advance to the NCAA final in women’s tennis before falling to tournament host and top-seeded Stanford 4-1 in the title match.

Tamara James, UM’s all-time leading scorer, becomes the first UM player taken in the first round of the WNBA Draft, going to the Washington Mystics with the eighth overall selection.

Renee Taylor sets UM’s single-game scoring record, dropping 42 points at Houston

Audra Cohen becomes the first Hurricane to win the NCAA women’s singles title, defeating USC’s Lindsey Nelson in straight sets in the final.

Deem is promoted to Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at UM, becoming just the sixth woman to oversee both the men’s and women’s track and cross country programs at a Division I school.

Krista Simkins wins the 400-meter title at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Murielle Ahoure wins the 200-meter title at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Brittany Viola captures the platform title at the NCAA Diving Championships.

T’erea Brown wins the 400-meter hurdles title at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Katie Meier is named Associated Press Women's Basketball Coach of the Year.

Shenise Johnson earns ACC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year honors.

In her third Summer Olympics, Williams captures her first gold medal as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team in London.

Johnson is selected fifth overall by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2012 WNBA Draft, becoming the highest-drafted Hurricane in history.

Miami defeats Florida State 4-1 to capture the ACC Women's Tennis Championship in Cary, N.C.

Williams takes silver in the two-woman bobsleigh in Sochi, becoming the first U.S. woman to medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Meier is named a co-recipient of the 2013 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year award after leading the U19 team to a 9-0 record and gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Shakima Wimbley wins the 400-meter title at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Olga Strantzali is named ACC Volleyball Player of the Year.

Deem is named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

Michelle Atherley captures the pentathlon crown at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Estela Perez-Somarriba becomes the second Hurricane to win the NCAA women’s singles title, defeating Georgia’s Katarina Jokic in three sets in Orlando.

UM’s women’s basketball team upsets No. 2 Louisville on the road 79-73, rallying from a 14-point deficit to record the program’s first-ever win over a top-three team.

UM track and field standout and nursing student Brittny Ellis is honored as an NCAA 2021 Top 10 Award winner, which recognizes former student-athletes for their successes on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

Perez-Somarriba advances to the NCAA singles final, ending her stellar career with a 165-26 record, shattering the UM record for singles wins by 31 while finishing second in ACC history.

Meier earns her 304th career win in Miami’s season opener against Jackson State, becoming the school’s all-time winningest basketball coach.

Diaz, who led UM’s swimming and diving programs from 1971-84, is elected posthumously to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

Perez-Somarriba is honored as an NCAA 2022 Top 10 Award winner, giving Miami winners in consecutive years for the first time in school history.

Mia Vallée captures the 1-meter springboard title at the NCAA Diving Championships in Atlanta, setting an event record in the process with a score of 365.756.