According to WVU, the “mother of Mountaineer women’s sports,” Kittie J. Blakemore passed away a this morning.
Blakemore, or “Miss Kittie,” helped kickstart women’s sports at WVU when Title IX passed in 1972.
We are all going to miss the mother of West Virginia University women’s sports. Kittie J. Blakemore, “Miss Kittie” as she was known to thousands of students during her 36-year tenure at WVU, passed away this morning in her native Manassas, Va. https://t.co/JjxkGIlZEv
— WVU Sports (@WVUSports) July 30, 2020