University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas received new support in an Ivy League statement on Thursday. The move comes ahead of a meet this weekend where Thomas is set to compete as a biological male swimmer on the school’s women’s swimming team against conference members Yale and Dartmouth.
“Over the past several years, Lia and the University of Pennsylvania worked with the NCAA to follow all of the appropriate protocols in order to comply with the NCAA policy on transgender athlete participation and compete on the Penn women’s swimming and diving team. The Ivy League has adopted and applies the same NCAA policy,” the conference said in a statement on Twitter Thursday.
The Ivy League releases the following statement of support regarding Penn’s Lia Thomas’ participation