BREAKING, transgender student makes the team: The Azusa High School girls softball team will include the state’s first transgender student-athlete, district officials said Thursday.
A senior, Pat Cordova-Goff, 17, is a member of the school’s cheer squad and played on the school’s baseball team as a freshman.
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By Fred Robledo, Melissa Masatani and Zen Vuong, Pasadena Star-News
A transgender senior at Azusa High School could take the field this spring as a member of the girls softball team, California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section officials have determined.
“If the school determines the student-athlete is transgender, following the guidelines regarding this issue, the student-athlete would be eligible to participate on their softball team,” CIF-SS Director of Communications Thom Simmons said. “If they do not determine that the student-athlete is eligible for their softball team, that student-athlete may appeal that to the State CIF.”
New rules that went into effect for the 2013-2014 sports season state that students can participate in CIF activities “in a manner that is consistent with their gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on a student’s records.”