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2019 marks the 50th year of women’s athletics at Bemidji State University.

Over the past 50 years, BSU women’s athletics has grown to nine programs – many rising to conference championships and national playoffs, and include dozens of athletes named All Conference, All Region and All American.

A significant part of the anniversary celebration includes a $500,000 fund raising goal to support women’s athletics. Dollars raised will be used for increased scholarship and facility enhancements.

The funding will span from the 50th anniversary of women’s athletics here at BSU in 2019 to the 50th anniversary of the landmark Title IX legislation in the 2022-23 academic year.

Help make this 50th anniversary of women’s athletics one of the biggest accomplishments yet!

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BREAKING BARRIERS

BSU has a rich tradition of breaking barriers and setting trends for women's athletics, with the BOLD move of launching varsity women's athletics in 1969...three years before Title IX required it.

LEADING THE WAY

The pioneers of BSU women's athletics BOLDLY led the way by developing varsity teams and forming the Minn-Kota Conference, one of the first women's athletics conferences in the NATION.

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A VISION REALIZED

Over the past 50 years, BSU women’s athletics has grown to nine programs and there are nearly 200 women carrying on the proud tradition that started with the BOLD idea that women can and should have the opportunity to compete.

ANOTHER FIRST

Bemidji State University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of women’s athletics with a fundraising effort specifically for the women’s programs. This effort – the first for women’s athletics – has a goal of $500,000 between 2019 (the 50th anniversary of women’s athletics at BSU) and 2022 (the 50th anniversary of Title IX).

Gifts to the BE BOLD: Women's Athletics Fund will support the following areas:

  • Scholarships for female athletes
  • Facility enhancements to benefit female athletes
BSU Female Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

Make a gift

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Checks may be mailed to:
BSU Alumni & Foundation
Attn: BE BOLD
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE
#17
Bemidji, MN 56601

Questions: Contact the BSU Foundation at (218) 755-3989 or foundation@bemidjistate.edu