The remainder of the spring sports season has been cancelled in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As well as face-to-face recruiting and recruiting related travel.
The decision leaves many scholarships sought by student-athletes in limbo, many of them draw worry and anxiety. Many student-athletes are worried about possible scholarships they may not have a chance to receive. For many collegiate athletes’ sports is not only a hobby , but a way to get them through school and for some a career.
“College athletics are facing unpredicted circumstances and we are doing our best to address the concerns that have come about as a result,” said Jennifer Cardone, CCCAA Interim Executive Director. “Undoubtedly, it’s a challenging time, but student-athletes are at the center of our focus as well as what’s in the best interest of our institutions.”
The Board of Directors voted nearly 9,500 students’ athletes who competed this spring will have their season of competition restored, as long as they had not quit or been cut from the team prior to the season being cancelled.
This applies only to athletes within the CCCAA, ,NCAA and NAIA and other organizations are currently addressing similar issues. For collegiate athletes, hope comes in the form of an extra year, but for some athletes this could leave them in a state of confusion. They must decide if they want to start a new chapter and have an ending to one that was unexpectedly taken away from them due to COVID-19.
Canyons News reporter Maya Lockett contributed to this story