Athletes Asks NCAA to Stop 'Bullying,' Protect Women from Transgender Competition

Athletes Asks NCAA to Stop 'Bullying,' Protect Women from Transgender Competition


The women’s advocacy group Save Women’s Sports sent a letter on Wednesday to the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Board of Governors asking it to reject a boycott of Idaho because of a state law that limits women’s sport competitions to biological females to protect them from competing against biological males with female “identities.”

The letter’s signatories were more than 300 current and former professional, Olympic, and collegiate female athletes, including world-class cyclist Jennifer Wagner-Assali, world champion track athlete Cynthia Monteleone, and world champion marathon swimmer Sandra Bucha-Kerscher.

The NCAA has proclaimed its support for transgender athletes as one of its core values of inclusion, but the letters’ signatories said boycotting Idaho because of its Fairness in Women’s Sports Act amounts to “bullying tactics [that] are antithetical to the NCAA values of respect, fairness, and civility, and would send a chilling message to women across the U.S. about the NCAA’s

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