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CCCAA officially cancels spring sports, athletes to receive extra eligibility

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Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com

By Ray Hamill — The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday to cancel the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season.

Last week, the CCCAA suspended all spring sports indefinitely, and on Thursday the organization that oversees sports for all 109 community colleges in the state made it official with a decision that was widely anticipated.

It was also announced that the 9,500 student athletes affected by this decision will each receive an extra year of eligibility, provided they had not quit or been cut from their teams prior to the seasons being postponed.

The cancelation affects baseball, softball and track and field at CR, as well as offseason activities for all other teams at the school. 

Face-to-face recruiting and recruiting-related travel is also being prohibited for now, but will be re-evaluated next month. 

According to Thursday’s CCCAA press release, “The CCCAA, which oversees and governs athletics for 109 member institutions, postponed the spring seasons last week due to concerns over COVID-19 with hopes of possibly returning to competition. 

“However, with campuses throughout the state closed and most classes taking place online, and with the uncertainty about when conditions will improve, the Board of Directors voted to cancel the spring sports seasons.”

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