In 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) advised that transgender athletes are able to compete without undergoing surgery. This determination made history in the world of sports.
Chloe Anderson has recently been accepted as a NCAA athlete, set to be the newest member of the University of California Santa Cruz Volleyball team. Anderson played her first two collegiate volleyball seasons at Santa Ana Community College, she then headed to UCSC to play in the NCAA.
When she got to UCSC, her and Coach Morgan decided to reveal to the team that she was a transgender athlete at the team’s meeting before the first day of practice. Anderson had expected a negative reaction to the news, but the reaction was much different. Some of the girls on the team expressed that they are a more open-minded group of people and were only looking at her as a new player that could potentially take away their playing time.
In her first season with UCSC, Anderson played in six matches with four kills. The team went 10-13 overall on the year.