"That internal audit reveals some real concerns to Title IX compliance, and they're recommending the easy way out," said Donna Lopiano, executive director of the Women's Sports Foundation. "The reason why people don't comply with Title IX is they think they can't spend more money or are afraid of the political consequences of raising money. " She called the survey test "a free lottery ticket."
Athletic director Fletcher Walker said the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District administered the surveys in the spring and are in the process of tallying the results.
As for Emily Geldwert, she will be playing soccer at Brown University in the fall. Brown was involved in one of the landmark Title IX cases in the 1990s.
"I wrote my college essay on title IX," she said. "I wasn't quite sure if I should do it since they had to go through a lot of struggle with the Title IX case."
No worries for Geldwert. She won't have to fret about the clarification affecting her future soccer plans. Brown complies with Title IX using prong one of the three-part test -- by mirroring the ratio of female and male athletes to the same ratio in the student body.