By Andrea Adelson, ESPN Senior Writer
WBCA executive director Danielle Donehew said the special meeting between the WBCA and the Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee on Monday was positive but only the first step in bringing much-needed change to the sport.
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association requested the meeting to go over the inequities between the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments last month but also to set an agenda for changes to the sport itself — changes in some instances that have been discussed for 15 years. Donehew stressed it is important both groups work together to get the meaningful change they all want.
“We … outlined the issues,” Donehew told ESPN. “And as we outlined the issues, it just reinforced that it’s going to take some time to unpack them, and to propose meaningful changes, it’s going to take some time to understand and work together to create a priority list of which ones do we want to recommend first? We thought today’s meeting was good and productive. But again, it’s just the first of a series of meetings.”