Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women

US women's college sports association
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1971
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The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women's athletics in the United States and to administer national championships (see AIAW Champions). It evolved out of the Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (founded in 1967). The association was one of the biggest advancements for women's athletics on the collegiate level. Throughout the 1970s, the AIAW grew rapidly in membership and influence, in parallel with the national growth of women's sports following the enactment of Title IX. The AIAW functioned in the equivalent role for college women's programs that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) had been doing for men's programs. Owing to its own success, the AIAW was in a vulnerable position that precipitated conflicts with the NCAA in the early 1980s. Following a one-year overlap in which both organizations staged women's championships, the AIAW discontinued operation, and most member schools continued their women's athletics programs under the governance of the NCAA.
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AIAW
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
Association for intercollegiate athletics for women
Aiaw
National Joint Committee on Extramural Sports for College Women
Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
DGWS
Division for Girls' and Women's Sports
Division for Girls and Womens Sports
Division for Girls' and Womens Sports
Division for Girls and Women's Sports
Division for Girls' and Womens' Sports
Division for Girls and Womens' Sports
Division for Girl's and Womens' Sports
Division for Girl's and Women's Sports
Division for Girl's and Womens Sports
CIAW
Commission for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
Commission Intercollegiate Athletics Women
Association Intercollegiate Athletics Women
Division Girls' Women's Sports
Division Girls Women's Sports
Division Girls Womens Sports
Division Girls Womens' Sports
Division of Girls' and Women's Sports
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