Athletics department discrimination settlement to cost UT more than $1 million

Jenny Moshak, Associate AD for Sports Medicine, University of Tennessee Women's Athletics.

KNOXVILLE - Former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Volunteers strength coaches have settled a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit they filed against the university in the fall of 2012.

The university said Monday it had reached a $750,000 settlement with Moshak, Heather Mason and Collin Schlosser plus "attorneys' fees to be determined by the court." Keith Stewart and Lisa Banks, lawyers representing the plaintiffs, said in a statement that the total settlement including attorneys' fees "will be in excess of $1 million."

"The resolution of this matter stands as a testament to the importance of equality for women in sports and those working with women in sports," Stewart and Banks said in a statement. "This settlement sends a clear message to collegiate decision-makers nationwide that disparity in pay, opportunity, funding, participation or otherwise is unacceptable in this day and time."