Sage Ohlensehlen, Christina Kaufman, Alexa Puccini, and Kelsy Drake
- Student Athletes - Swimming
Sage Ohlensehlen, Kelsy Drake, Christina Kaufman, and Alexa Puccini, members of the University of Iowa Women’s Swimming team, brought a Title IX noncompliance lawsuit against the UI after it cut its men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, and men’s gymnastics programs in 2020. As a result of the successful suit, the UI permanently reinstated the Women’s Swimming and Diving Program in February 2021 and added women’s wrestling as a Division I varsity sport beginning in the 2023-24 academic year. In addition, the UI agreed to contracting with an external party to monitor the UI’s compliance with Title IX regulations for following three years, requiring the issuance of annual public reports. Ohlensehlen, originally from Bettendorf, is currently attending law school at Southern Methodist University. Alexa Puccini, originally from Naperville, Illinois, transferred to the University of Arizona and where she continues to compete. Kelsy Drake, originally from Marion, graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the UI in 2021 and is working in Coralville. She won the Big Ten title in the 100 yard butterfly in 2020. Christina Kaufman, from Chicago, Illinois, is a student majoring in business analytics and information systems at the UI and was named to the Academic All-Big 10 team in 20-21.