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NCAA’s Day of Reckoning as 16 Female Athletes File Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

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For Immediate Release
March 14, 2024

Contact:  CWA Communications Team

NCAA’s Day of Reckoning as 16 Female Athletes
File Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Allowing men to compete in their sports violates women’s rights

Washington, D.C. – Today, Concerned Women for America (CWA) proudly stands with the sixteen brave women who have filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Georgia against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for sex discrimination. Among the plaintiffs is Young Women for America (YWA) ambassador  and 31-time All-American swimmer, Kylee Alons, who competed in the 100-yard freestyle with Lia Thomas, a biological male, in the 2022 NCAA championships.

Alons, also a 2-time NCAA national champion and 5-time ACC champion, revealed after the meet that she chose to change in a storage closet at the NCAA finals rather than in the locker room with a male “because it alleviated all of the stress” of getting dressed in front of a biological male.

“The NCAA did not protect me or my fellow swimmers or even warn us of what to expect. My privacy and safety were being violated in the locker room,” said Alons. “Even if Thomas wasn’t in there, I felt I had to have some sort of privacy.”

“The NCAA cannot be allowed to evade responsibility and accountability,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. “Kylee and these courageous plaintiffs are champions fighting for justice for all female athletes now facing a new insidious form of sex discrimination in their own sports. We are so proud to stand with them.”

As reported  today by CWA Senior Advisor Doreen Denny, NCAA President Charlie Baker recently made a bombshell admission in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee revealing that the NCAA has never studied the physical, psychological, or emotional harm of its 14-year trans-athlete inclusion policy on female athletes.

All-American college swimmer Riley Gaines tied with Thomas in the 200-yard freestyle but was told that since NCAA organizers only had one trophy, it would go to Thomas “for photo purposes.” Gaines testified that she felt “betrayed and belittled, reduced to a photo-op.”

“Kylee and all these brave young women have come forward to expose the injustice, humiliation,  and trauma experienced in competing against a male in clear violation of Title IX,” said Nance. “The negligent behavior of the NCAA to ignore federal law, impose unjust burdens on female athletes allowing men to steal their dignity, their scholarships, and their trophies, cannot be allowed to continue.”

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