By Gina Harkins
Posted : Wednesday Jun 13, 2012
LANCE CPL. ANESHEA YEE / MARINE CORPS Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds played basketball at the U.S. Naval Academy during the early 1980s. Reynolds will be honored next week in Washington as one of 40 influential women who participated in high school or college athletics.The first woman to command the Marine Corps’ legendary recruit training facility in Parris Island, S.C., will be honored next week in Washington, D.C., alongside the likes of Tina Fey, Queen Latifa and Ellen DeGeneres as one of 40 influential women who participated in high school or college athletics.
Brig. Gen. Lori Reynolds, who played basketball at the U.S. Naval Academy during the early 1980s, took command of the Corps’ East Coast recruit depot in June 2011. Her military career includes stints as commander of 9th Communication Battalion and later as commander of the I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The event, to be held June 21 at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, marks 40 years since Congress enacted Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. The law requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide equal opportunity to women and men. That includes access to academic and extracurricular activities.
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