By Ray Hamill — The California Collegiate Athletic Association announced on Thursday that all sports for the school year have been canceled because of concerns over COVID-19.
The decision affects 10 teams in six sports at Humboldt State, including basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, cross country and track and field.
Of the NCAA teams at the school, only rowing, which participates in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, remains unaffected by the decision, with the GNAC yet to make a decision on its sports calendar.
“I know this decision is extremely disappointing for our student athletes, coaches, staff and fans,” CCAA Commissioner Mitch Cox said in a press release. “But from the day this pandemic took effect, every decision we made going forward has been focused on the health and safety of everyone involved.”
For the spring sports, it will be the second straight year their seasons have been canceled.
While the decision cancels all competitive CCAA action, HSU teams may still be allowed to participate in practices and scrimmages later in the year depending on protocols from state and local health officials.
“We remain committed to providing as many meaningful engagement opportunities for all of our student athletes, coaches and staff throughout the rest of the 2020-21 academic year,” Cox added.
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