May 16th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

An Alabama-based attorney has filed a Civil Rights complaint against Iowa State. The complaint, filed this week with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights office in Chicago on behalf of Cyclones women’s tennis player Erin Freeman, alleges an abuse of Title IX and federal anti-discrimination legislation. Freeman competed with Iowa State tennis the last two seasons after transferring from Utah State. She was suspended from the Cyclones team April 11 and was reinstated May 8, according to the affidavit. In the affidavit, filed by attorney Maurice Jackson of Alabama, Freeman, one of two black women on the team, cites being “subjected to repeated acts of racial discrimination and sexual discrimination in violation of Title IX.” Freeman also contends that “representatives of Iowa State University have created a hostile educational environment, have enlisted other student-athletes in their efforts to drive me (and the only other African-American team member) out of the Women’s Tennis Program, and have deprived me of educational opportunities based on my race,” the affidavit reads. – Randy Peterson, desmoinesregister – Read More

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