In order to help manage the spread of COVID-19, Washington College has cancelled all sports competition and practices for the remainder of the spring season. This decision was made in conjunction with the Centennial Conference’s decision today to cancel all spring athletics practices, competitions and championships for the remainder of the year.
“All of us at Washington College were hopeful that we would be able to resume the spring season next month but unfortunately the circumstances surrounding this pandemic will not allow us this opportunity,” stated Director of Athletics Thad Moore. “I want to thank all of our student-athletes and their families for your assistance during this difficult time. I am particularly disappointed for those seniors who were participating in their final season and were looking forward to competing for championships and individual accolades. We can’t thank you enough for your hard work and dedication over these past four years.”
The department will honor all seniors that were competing during the spring season with special recognition on social media beginning on Monday, March 23. In addition, Most Valuable and Most Improved Player awards will be announced in April for all 18 teams and nine major departmental awards will be revealed. All honorees will be recognized in front of their peers next fall.
In response to COVID-19 and its impact on the 2020 spring season, NCAA Division III has approved several measures including an additional semester and season of eligibility for all student-athletes participating in spring sports, the removal of a minimum threshold of sponsored spring sports, and the flexibility for schools to assist students with travel, lodging and meals as a result of campus displacement.