While at Stanford, Devine became an NCAA champion, bested many Stanford swim records and was crowned Pac 12 Conference Swimmer of the Year but these accolades weren’t enough to have him coming back next season as a post-graduate.
“Plain and simple: There are surface level reasons I was kicked off the Stanford swim team but I can tell you with certainty that it comes down to the fact that I am gay.”
Stanford Assistant Athletic Director Brian Risso responded: “…it’s truly unfortunate Abe feels this way. That said, Abe wasn’t invited back to train with us this fall, as a postgraduate, for reasons entirely unrelated to his sexuality.”
You can follow Abe on his Instagram.