Now, on this 37th anniversary of the U.S. statute that called for parity between men's and women's sports – Title IX – comes Dr. Susan E. Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, with her own, similar account on the White House blog:
I played point guard for my high school basketball team at National Cathedral School in Washington (I also played tennis and softball). What I learned from my coaches and teammates extended well beyond the basketball court. Being part of the basketball team taught me some valuable life lessons and helped shape me as a person. I learned how to be a team player, how great it feels to win, how tough it can be to lose – and how difficult it is to do so gracefully.Would love to hear, dear readers, what Title IX has done for you.
As the United States Ambassador to the United Nations – I’m often reminded that in basketball as in diplomacy, you have to know when to throw elbows, and when to show finesse.