Two days after competing in his final collegiate swimming and diving meet, Schuyler Bailar came to speak to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and other student-athletes and administrators at Brandeis University. Bailar, the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division I men’s team, vied all four years competing for the Harvard University swimming and diving program.
He was one of a select group of “notable graduates” highlighted in the Harvard Gazette Commencement Program and received the prestigious Harvard Director’s Award. The award, as determined by the Harvard Varsity Club “recognizes the person (or persons) who, through his/her pursuit of excellence and service to Harvard Athletics, has displayed exceptional leadership, personal character, integrity, and commitment to education through athletics.”
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