The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), located within the College of Business Administration, has issued the Racial and Gender Report Card for the Women’s National Basketball Association, and once again, the WNBA has proven to be the industry leader for all professional sport when it comes to diversity.

The WNBA received a combined grade of A+ for race and gender. The combined grade was the highest in the history of the Racial and Gender Report Cards.

Richard Lapchick, the director of TIDES and primary author of the report, said, “The standard for racial and gender diversity amongst all professional leagues is led by the WNBA. They have continually set the bar high in racial and gender equality, and they should be used as an example for other leagues to follow. Receiving the highest combined grade in the history of the Racial and Gender Report Cards speaks volumes.”

The full report is available on the TIDES website.