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The opportunity to follow in mom's athletic footsteps brought new challenges

Updated: May 15, 2012, 5:16 PM ET
By Kyley Reed | Special to ESPNHS.com

This is the first in a series of first-person essays by high school athletes discussing how Title IX has affected them. Kyley Reed, the Connecticut State Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year and a Rice University commit, writes about what her mother (and coach) taught her about the landmark law, and how that informed her appreciation for the athletic opportunities she enjoys.

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