Nationally, women make up 57% of college enrollment, yet make up only 43% of college athletes.
- Pennsylvania girls between the ages of 6 and 17 engage in less physical activity than boys.
- Social attitudes about femininity and intentional and unintentional expectations about how girls should behave discourage and prevent girls from participating in sport—more so than any other factor.
- PA high schools often provide girls fewer opportunities for athletic participation than boys.
- At the high school level, the gap in athletic opportunities between boys and girls has widened in recent years.
- Pennsylvania colleges offer women fewer athletic opportunities, spend less money on women’s sports, allocate fewer resources on recruiting female athletes, and offer less scholarship money to female athletes.