W&M Women's Sports Get More Support With $1.5M Gift

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Three women’s sports programs at the College of William & Mary were reinstated last week.

This week, the NCAA Division I university in Williamsburg, Virginia announced that “an anonymous alumna has stepped forward with a $1.5 million challenge gift for women’s athletics scholarships. The gift will further advance the university’s efforts to ensure gender balance and equity among its student-athletes.”

The gift comes amid an interesting fall at William & Mary, which announced Sept. 3 that it was dropping men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming, women’s volleyball and men’s track and field. The college’s press release was discovered to be plagiarized from Stanford’s similar announcement, which caused consternation that led in part to former director of athletics Samantha Huge resigning on Oct. 6.

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