Monday, March 10, 2008

Milutinovich is Woman of the Year

Former Fresno State associate athletic director Diane Milutinovich will be honored today by the California State Senate as Woman of the Year for the 16th district, the Fresno Bee reported. State Senator Dean Florez nominated Milutinovich for "her many contributions to women's athletics and her unwavering fight for gender equity in higher education."

Last October, Milutinovich settled her gender discrimination lawsuit against Fresno State for $3.5 million. She retired from Fresno State after 27 year of service as a coach and administrator, but continues her advocacy for Title IX, attending all of the hearings for Senator Florez's Select Committee on Gender Discrimination.

Congrats Diane! Your honor is well-deserved.