Millikin has a long history of nurturing lives of meaning and value in our students. It's the very foundation of who we are. It was important to us that our female students be validated when they expressed their desire to receive more from their collegiate experience. In 1970, two full years before Title IX legislation was passed, Millikin put that value into action as Harriett Crannell (/women-athletics-0) pioneered the charge and assembled our first women's basketball team,marking the beginning of MU's storied history of women's athletics. Now, 50 years and 10 NCAA teams later, Millikin celebrates a proud tradition of women wearing the Big Blue. We are inspired by women and teammates like you who helped forge a lasting legacy at Millikin!