Lia Thomas Becomes First Transgender NCAA Champion

NCAA Womens Swimming: Swimming & Diving Championship
Mar 17, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Penn Quakers swimmer Lia Thomas holds a trophy after finishing first in the 500 free at the NCAA Womens Swimming & Diving Championships at Georgia Tech. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer at UPenn who used to compete on the men’s team but now competes on the women’s team, won the women’s 500-yard freestyle championship. She became the first transgender NCAA D-I champion in any sport.

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