CCAA Suspends NCAA Competition for Fall 2020

May 12, 2020 - 5:12pm

Humboldt State University’s athletics conference - the California Collegiate Athletic Association - has suspended Fall sports competition. The announcement follows CSU Chancellor’s White’s announcement that the vast majority of courses at CSU campuses will be virtual for the Fall semester as part of the ongoing response to COVID-19.

The CCAA announcement reads:

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Based on Chancellor White’s May 12th announcement that the vast majority of CSU courses will be virtual for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year, and with utmost consideration for the health and welfare of our students, coaches, staff, faculty and communities, CCAA member institutions have determined that NCAA sport competition will not occur during the fall of 2020. The CCAA member institutions will continue to advocate strongly to maintain NCAA championship opportunities for all of our student-athletes, including our fall sports, during the 2020-21 academic year and recommend competition resume when it is safe and appropriate to do so for all of its members. Additional information regarding plans for athletics in fall and spring will be communicated as soon as it becomes available.

 

Dr. Gayle Hutchinson

President, Chico State University

Chair, CCAA Board of Presidents

 

Mitch Cox

Commissioner

CCAA

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"We are disappointed by this, of course. It’s incredibly difficult to see competition suspended this Fall. What it is important to keep in mind is that the well-being of our student-athletes is the highest priority, and on balance, today’s decision based on the available information seems to be the right one,” said HSU Director of Athletics Jane Teixeria.

The CCAA and Director of Athletics will continue to engage in meaningful conversations on student-athlete welfare and return to competition. 

Humboldt State has been engaged in extensive planning for the possibility of this unfortunate decision. Further discussions will continue as HSU seeks to prepare for the fall 2020 semester. 

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