Newsweek previously reported that Thomas faced opposition to her competing in a January 8 swim meet against Dartmouth’s and Yale’s teams.

While she placed first in two races and fifth in another, a few women outside the meet protested her participation, calling it unfair.

However, others at the event supported her.In a statement, the University of Pennsylvania said it is “committed to being a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our student-athletes,” adding that “as a member of the NCAA, Penn is governed by the policies of the national governing body.