I played point guard for my high school basketball team at National Cathedral School in Washington (I also played tennis and softball). What I learned from my coaches and teammates extended well beyond the basketball court. Being part of the basketball team taught me some valuable life lessons and helped shape me as a person. I learned how to be a team player, how great it feels to win, how tough it can be to lose – and how difficult it is to do so gracefully.
As the United States Ambassador to the United Nations — I’m often reminded that in basketball as in diplomacy, you have to know when to throw elbows, and when to show finesse.
So, as the 37th anniversary approaches, I’m grateful for Title IX and what it means to young women across America. The White House will be celebrating the anniversary on Tuesday, submit your photos of your own Title IX days and they’ll feature some of them on WhiteHouse.gov to honor all of America’s great women athletes.
Susan Rice is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations