Roberta Ramo helped pave the way for Title IX

Nancy Lopez in Golf Tournament

By Skye McMillon / NM News Port

As Women’s History Month comes to an end, one thing that continues is the historic change in women’s sports thanks to Title IX and thanks to influential women like Albuquerque lawyer Roberta Cooper Ramo. 

In 1972, in Roswell, New Mexico Ramo took the case of a rising golf star – a young woman who was unable to play golf in high school because there was no girl’s team for her to join and she was not allowed to play on the men’s team.

News Port’s Skye McMillon spoke to Ramo about the case that showed the world Title IX still had a ways to go in its implementation.