O'Neal Paved Way for Women Earning Scholarships
Lacey O'Neal made history when she became the first woman to earn an athletic scholarship at the University of Oklahoma. A two-time Olympic hurdler, she had previously competed in college without the protections of Title IX, which guarantees equal opportunity in education and athletics.
When O'Neal was finally awarded a scholarship, it was a victory for her and women everywhere. Her achievement helped pave the way for other women to earn athletic scholarships and compete at the highest levels of college sports. Today, thanks to trailblazers like Lacey O'Neal, women can pursue their athletic dreams and reach their full potential.