SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – With the Western New England University women's ice hockey team set to begin competition in 2020-21, Law Professor Erin Buzuvis has been selected to serve as the program's faculty fellow.
"I am so pleased to welcome Erin Buzuvis into the WNE women's ice hockey family," said head coach Katie Zimmerman. "She will be an important extension of our staff and will serve as an additional academic resource to the members of our team. The incoming student-athletes are very fortunate to have Erin as another layer of support during their time as Golden Bears!"
A graduate of the University of New Hampshire (B.S.) and Cornell Law School (J.D.), Buzuvis is in her 13th year at Western New England. Her work focuses on gender and discrimination in education and athletics, including such topics as Title IX and college athletics reform, and intersecting sexual orientation and race discrimination in women's collegiate athletics. Buzuvis is a co-founder and contributor to the Title IX Blog, and she has been quoted by media outlets including the New York Times and Sports Illustrated.
"I'm excited to serve as the faculty fellow for the inaugural women's ice hockey team," Buzuvis said. "I hope that whenever the student-athletes see me, it serves as a reminder that WNE faculty support our students' athletic endeavors. As a professor in the School of Law, and one who researches and writes about sports and civil rights, I'd like to be a resource for student-athletes who may be thinking about a sports or law-related career. Additionally, as an active player in adult women's recreational ice hockey, I hope that I can offer a positive example about lifelong participation in the sport. I've already talked to my own teammates about joining me in the stands for some WNE home games next season!"