Lia Thomas eliminated from NCAA Woman of the Year award contention

The NCAA has announced a biological woman as the Ivy League conference representative to compete for Woman of the Year honors over Lia Thomas , the transgender athlete who made headlines after leaving men’s swimming to compete against women.

Sylvie Binder, a fencer at Columbia University , is advancing to the next round, becoming one of 151 females vying for the honor.

Binder, who is a senior, won the NCAA Fencing Championship in 2019.

LIA THOMAS NOMINATED FOR NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Thomas has angered many in the collegiate sports world for competing as a woman at the University of Pennsylvania.

“It’s a shame that Penn is still refusing to recognize the intrinsic biological difference that makes women a distinct sex from men,” one former teammate recently told the Washington Examiner.

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The NCAA will narrow the list to 30 honorees in October, and the winner will be announced in January.

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