Rep. Greg Steube, a Republican from Florida, met with Kylee Alons, a great swimmer for N.C. State, on Wednesday. He posted on social media that she told him a tale about the 2022 NCAA Championships.
Steube claimed that Alons informed him that Lia Thomas was permitted to change in the women’s locker room, so she chose to change there rather than in the open.
The most accomplished swimmer in NC State history, Kylee, and I met today, Steube tweeted. She described how, at the NCAA Finals, she changed in a storage closet to avoid the sexual harassment that comes with doing so in front of Will ‘Lia’ Thomas, a biological male who insisted on being in the female locker room.
Alons competed in the NCAA Championships while in her senior season with the Wolfpack. During that campaign, Thomas became the first transgender woman to win a national championship.
Alons, a two-time national champion in the 400 medley relay and the 200 medley relay in 2021, ended her collegiate career this year after electing into her fifth season. Throughout her undergraduate career, she won five ACC championships and was a 31-time All-American.