Our Why

It is our duty to ensure North Alabama’s female student-athletes have equitable access to scholarships, facilities, and experiences during their time on campus. We want to empower our female student-athletes and Women’s programs to have every chance to compete at the highest level possible. Additionally, we want to support and commemorate this historic moment as we honor and remember those who have blazed the trail for Women in sports.  


What is Title IX?

Title IX is the landmark gender equity law enacted as part of the Education Amendments of 1972, banning sex discrimination in federally funded education programs. The legislation requires public schools to ensure equitable sports opportunities to students, regardless of gender, and has provided greater inclusion of women in sports.  


Who is Impacted?

By supporting the $50 for 50 campaign, you are directly impacting the lives of our female student-athletes. Through your generosity, you will be providing resources that will continue to shape the trajectory of our eight Women’s programs and assist them as they continue to grow and evolve. 


$50 for 50 Campaign

As we honor the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we invite you to partner with UNA Athletics by giving a gift of $50 or more to support our Women’s programs. This historic moment in history has paved the way for female student-athletes to pursue their dreams, and your gift will have a profound impact on the future of Women in sports.  

In partnership with UNA’s First Lady, Dena Kitts, the $50 for 50 campaign is offering you the unique opportunity to gain membership to the Women of Influence program through a gift of $250. This gift will include the cost of the membership to Women of Influence and provide $50 for our Women’s sports programs.  

On behalf of UNA Athletics, thank you for thoughtfully considering supporting our female student-athletes on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. 

Roar Lions!  


UNA Women’s Championships  

  • 31 Conference Championships 
  • 4 Tournament Championships 
  • 49 Team NCAA Tournament Appearances 
  • 7 NCAA Regional Championships 
  • 2 NCAA National Championships  


  • Women’s sports move under the NCAA for the first time. 


  • The Gulf South Conference begins competition in women’s sports and awarding first women’s championships. 
  • UNA wins first Gulf South Conference women's championship in any sport – taking the 1982 volleyball title. 
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1975 Volleyball Team – Won First Women’s Title

image of 1982 volleyball team

1982 Volleyball Team – Won First GSC Championship


1997 Brandi Eveland – First Soccer Season


1994 Starr Ferguson - WBB Final Four


2004 Emry McKay 3-time All American


1984 All American LaConger Cohran


2003 Volleyball - National Champions


1996-99 Price Sisters


2016 Softball - National Champions


Beach Volleyball


Beach Volleyball