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WWU honors nearly 200 female athletes with varsity letters at Title IX ceremony

'Back then, we didn't even know what we didn't have'

Laura Healy and Joane Larson Ischer stop for a photo and hold up their varsity letters from the school during an awards ceremony at Carver Gymnasium.
Laura Healy and Joane Larson Ischer stop for a photo and hold up their varsity letters from the school during an awards ceremony at Carver Gymnasium on May 20, 2023. The duo were two of nearly 200 former athletes and coaches from 1968-81 who received varsity letters in a heartwarming ceremony that began as talk among athletes in the wake of a CDN Special Report. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Olivia Palmer News Intern
Fifty years ago, the Western Washington University women’s basketball team played its first-ever g

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