Being an extremely competitive person, I can’t imagine being stripped of all my hard work, just because I’m a girl. Emily Nash had a first-hand experienced with this.
Nash is a 16-year-old golfer from Massachusetts. Her high school has a girls golf team in the spring and a boys in the fall. The girls team doesn’t have enough athletes to have a full team, so she plays as an individual in the spring and on the boys team in the fall. She is said to be the best high school golfer in the state of Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) states that girls are allowed to compete in the fall on the boys team, but aren’t allowed to compete in the boys fall tournament. Nash later stated that she was unaware of the rule. MIAA should have taken more steps to insure that Nash knew of the rule and also that the schools were also aware. Better yet, perhaps they should revisit this rule and consider abolishing it since it is 2017 not 1917.
Nash should be allowed to compete at the highest level to allow herself to grow as an athlete, as well as an individual. I believe that Emily should be allowed to play in the state tournament, especially due to the fact that her school doesn't have a full girls golf team! How else could she compete at a the high level she is clearly meant to perform at?