dangolka (CBS) — Northeastern College has suspended its fall sports activities season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting its focus to a possible 2021 spring sports activities season.
The college made the announcement in a launch Friday afternoon, with males’s and girls’s cross nation, area hockey, males’s and girls’s soccer, and volleyball affected by the choice. Spring groups, together with baseball and males’s and girls’s rowing, may also not take part in any fall competitors.
“These choices come amidst persevering with well being and security considerations because of the COVID-19 world pandemic. The well being and security of the Northeastern group will all the time be the primary precedence in our choice course of. That is an unprecedented time in intercollegiate athletics and the choice to droop fall competitors, whereas tough to make, is the choice that greatest aligns with that precedence,” mentioned Jeff Konya, Director of Athletics and Recreation. “We acknowledge the dedication and fervour of our student-athletes, coaches, and workers, and their want to compete and characterize Northeastern College to the perfect of their potential. This choice ensures that once we return to competitors, we’ll achieve this in a protected and wholesome atmosphere.”
The college additionally introduced that scholarships for all student-athletes shall be honored for the 2020-2021 tutorial 12 months, and that groups will conduct exercises in the course of the fall season as permitted by college, public well being, and NCAA pointers.
This choice doesn’t affect winter sports activities — males’s and girls’s basketball, males’s and girls’s ice hockey, girls’s swimming, and males’s and girls’s indoor observe & area — with choices on the aggressive season for these sports activities shall be made at a later date.