In this episode, we talk with woman athlete activist and Florida State University (FSU) women’s lacrosse player Sophia Villalonga and attorney Lori Bullock of Bailey Glasser. After an investigative report published in USA Today revealed that FSU was not providing equitable opportunities for women athletes under Title IX, Sophia led an effort assisted by Lori and her colleague, Arthur Bryant, to elevate women’s lacrosse to varsity status. In October of 2023, FSU announced that a varsity women’s lacrosse program was expected to debut in the spring of 2026 and that they had a commitment to creating a gender equity process to ensure that the interests of women athletes at FSU are protected.

Host: Dr. Ellen Staurowsky

Guest: Sophia Villalonga (Florida State Women’s Lacrosse Player) & Lori Bullock, J.D. (Bailey & Glasser Attorney)

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