CSTV Sets Week of Women’s Sports Programming

6/22/2007 4:25 AM Eastern

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Title IX gender-equality amendment, CSTV will offer a week-long slate of original and acquired programming celebrating women’s sports.

The programming slate includes new episodes of CSTV series One2One featuring interviews with North Carolina State head coach Kay Yow, who is battling cancer, and runner Nawal El Moutawakel, the first African and Muslim woman to win an Olympic gold medal, according to the network.

On June 29, CSTV will air The Collegiate Women Sports Awards, which includes the presentation of the Honda Broderick Cup, awarded to the top female collegiate athlete in the nation.

Other programming highlights include documentaries Road to Respect: 25 Years of the Women’s Tournament and From Ballfields to Battlefields: Stories from Iraq -- Danielle Green-Byrd.

“Since CSTV’s inception, we have been committed to covering collegiate women’s sports in their entirety, and it’s important that we commemorate the historical significance of Title IX and recognize some of the figures who have paved the way for today’s female athletes,” CSTV executive vice president of content Tim Pernetti said in a prepared statement. “Our programming lineup reflects the array of women’s-sports events that air annually on CSTV and our dedication to providing exposure to women’s athletics across the national landscape.”