ESPN: NCAA updates policy on transgender participation, to let each sport set eligibility requirements
The NCAA announced a new policy Wednesday in which eligibility requirements for transgender athletes will be determined by each sport’s national governing body.
The new requirements go into effect immediately. The previous policy, adopted in 2010, was uniform across all sports and was based on hormone therapy requirements.
The new policy comes at a time when transgender athletes continue to be a focus of national debate. Since 2020, 10 states have enacted laws restricting participation for transgender athletes in school sports, many of which affect collegiate participation at the competitive, club and intramural levels… [READ MORE]
NCAA’s new transgender athlete rules defer to national and international governing bodies
The NCAA has made changes to its rules for transgender athletes in an attempt to align its policies with international competition standards.
Instead of an NCAA-specific approach for college athletics, the new rules instead defer to each sport’s national and international governing bodies. The NCAA’s policy is effective immediately and the governing body said Wednesday that athletes will need to document their testosterone levels four weeks before their sport’s championships this season… [READ MORE]
Bleacher Report: NCAA Announces New Transgender Participation Policy, Will Use Sport-by-Sport Approach
The NCAA’s Board of Governors has voted in favor of a new policy regarding the participation of transgender athletes on a “sport-by-sport approach.”
The new rules will take effect with the 2022 winter championships… [READ MORE]
Washington Post: NCAA to allow each sport to set policy on eligibility of transgender athletes
The NCAA Board of Governors has approved a sport-by-sport approach to determining the eligibility of transgender athletes to compete in college sports.
The new policy was announced Wednesday night, as university presidents, athletic directors and college sports administrators opened their annual convention. It is effective immediately, with the start of winter sports championships. And it reflects, according to Georgetown University President John DeGioia, chair of the NCAA panel, an effort to strike the proper balance between fairness and inclusion.
“We are steadfast in our support of transgender student-athletes and the fostering of fairness across college sports,” DeGioia said in a statement. “It is important that NCAA member schools, conferences and college athletes compete in an inclusive, fair, safe and respectful environment and can move forward with a clear understanding of the new policy.” [READ MORE]