A slew of Olympians, coaches, and swimming championship alumnae are calling on the NCAA to “protect our women athletes” and “rectify” the situation it created by allowing a biological man to compete with women.
The group of University of Arizona alumnae aired their concerns in an open letter to the NCAA signed by “The Women of Arizona Swimming & Diving” and obtained by The Daily Wire.
It was sent to the NCAA on Thursday amid controversy over biologically male athlete Lia Thomas, who identifies as transgender.
That letter is signed by 6x NCAA Coach of the Year for the University of Arizona Frank Busch, who formerly served as the USA Swimming National Team Director and coached Olympic teams in 2004 and 2008, as well as USA Swimming Team Director Dennis Pursley, a five time Olympic coach and an American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee.
It is also signed by NCAA Champion Marsha Smith and 36 other female swimmers who either competed in major national conferences, the NCAA, and/or the Olympics — such as 2008 Olympian Lacey Nymeyer.