Penn pledges to work with NCAA, support transgender swimmer
January 21, 2022
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania said it will work with the NCAA under its newly adopted standards for transgender athletes.
Swimmer Lia Thomas, who competed for the men's team at Penn before transitioning, has qualified to compete in March at the 2022 NCAA swimming and diving championships. She is set to race in the women's 200-yard, 500-yard and 1,650-yard freestyle.
"Penn Athletics is aware of the NCAA's new transgender participation policy," the Ivy League school said Thursday in a statement. "In support of our student-athlete, Lia Thomas, we will work with the NCAA...