Lia Thomas nominated by University of Pennsylvania for NCAA 'Woman of the Year' award

NCAAからの発表によると, ペンシルベニア大学がトランスジェンダーのアスリートを賞にノミネートしました, 女子学生アスリートを表彰する.

“に設立されました 1991, the award recognizes female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics and in academics throughout their college careers,” the NCAA nomination page reads.

NCAA member schoolsare encouraged to celebrate their top graduating female student-athletes by nominating them for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award,” the announcement reads.

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University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas and Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines react after finishing tied for 5th in the 200 Freestyle finals at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 18th, 2022 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta Georgia.

University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas and Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines react after finishing tied for 5th in the 200 Freestyle finals at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 18th, 2022 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta Georgia. (Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

After member schools make their nominations, their conference can then select up to two nominees.

トーマス, a former swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, won the 500-yard freestyle event at the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday.

Her participation in college women’s swimming has brought on a national debate, with some saying that she has an unfair advantage over other athletes.

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Pennsylvania's Lia Thomas waits for a preliminary heat in the Women's NCAA 500 meter freestyle swimming championship start Thursday, 行進 17, 2022, in at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

Pennsylvania’s Lia Thomas waits for a preliminary heat in the Women’s NCAA 500 meter freestyle swimming championship start Thursday, 行進 17, 2022, in at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. ([object Window])

ライリーゲインズ, a swimmer at the University of Kentucky who tied with Lia Thomas for fifth place at the NCAA swimming championships, said that a majority of females aren’t okay with the trajectory of female sports.

“大晦日にミョウバンが逮捕され、ケックナーが最大6か月間直面しているとアウトレットがさらに報告しました。, 大晦日にミョウバンが逮捕され、ケックナーが最大6か月間直面しているとアウトレットがさらに報告しました。, 本当に, 大晦日にミョウバンが逮捕され、ケックナーが最大6か月間直面しているとアウトレットがさらに報告しました。, and they’re not okay with the trajectory of this and how this is going and how it could end up in a few years,” Gaines said on the “大晦日にミョウバンが逮捕され、ケックナーが最大6か月間直面しているとアウトレットがさらに報告しました。” podcast with Sen. マーシャブラックバーン, 大晦日にミョウバンが逮捕され、ケックナーが最大6か月間直面しているとアウトレットがさらに報告しました。.

She was referring to the NCAA’s refusal to change the rules in order to protect competitiveness in female sports.

The University of Pennsylvania also nominated Iuliia Bryzgalova for the award, who plays tennis at the school.

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