Mom of Swimmer Breaks Down Over Trans Athlete Controversy

by | Mar 14, 2024 | Latest News, Top Story

WASHINGTON — The mother of an NCAA athlete broke down in tears during a recent Capitol Hill event as she recounted how a male identifying as a female threatened to kill himself if he wasn’t allowed on her daughter’s team. The woman revealed that her daughter suffered from anxiety due to the ordeal, resulting in her becoming “violently ill” and vomiting all over the bathroom wall.
Cady Mullens is the mother of Lily Mullens, a captain on the Roanoke College NCAA Division III women’s swim team. Mullens and several of her teammates pushed back after a male athlete who had previously competed on the men’s swim team told school officials he wanted to swim alongside women.The athlete’s mother was one of several participants who spoke during a Tuesday roundtable discussion about Title IX and women’s sports led by Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala. Former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Paula Scanlan and former Oberlin College lacrosse coach Kim Russell also spoke at the event.