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March 19, 2007

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UCSC women have had a remarkable year of achievement in NCAA Division III sports.

Rita Walker Golf Scramble benefits women athletes

UCSC is hosting the fourth annual Rita Walker Golf Scramble to raise funds for women's athletics. The golf tournament is on Friday, April 27, at De Laveaga Golf Course. Registration is taking place now.

The tournament is named for UCSC's Title IX coordinator, Rita Walker, who, for over a decade, has partnered with UCSC and community leadership to assist the Athletic Department in reaching Title IX compliance. UCSC is one of the few universities in the U.S with a completely Title IX-compliant NCAA athletics program

UCSC is the only NCAA Division III school in the UC system. D-III student-athletes receive no financial aid related to their athletic ability, and the athletic department receives no special funding. In order to sustain the high-quality of the program, each year the campus raises additional funds to help scholar-athletes and coaches cover the cost of team uniforms, travel, and equipment.

To register, go to the tournament web site and download the registration form. To become a business sponsor, contact Gail Heit at (831) 459-2317, gheit@ucsc.edu.

The 2007 Rita Walker Scramble Committee includes: Candy Berlin, Scott Berlin, Gail Heit, Cori Houston, Kathleen Hughes, Kristin Onorato, Paulette Pera, Linda Spradley, Sara Tiffany, Nikki Turner, and Rita Walker.

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