In the afternoon of March 16th, the NJCAA announced that following the recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as all spring competition, effective immediately.
While the Wolfpack winter sports teams’ seasons were complete, this has ended the seasons for the Westmoreland baseball, softball and golf teams. The announcement was made by Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President and CEO.
“In light of the progressive evolvement of the COVID-19 situation, the NJCAA has decided to end all competition for the remainder of the academic year,” stated Parker. “As an association, the NJCAA exhausted all possible avenues to potentially postpone competition for both upcoming basketball championships and spring sport competition. We believe following the recommendations of the CDC is in the best interest of our member colleges and our student-athletes.”
Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.
Regarding eligibility for spring sports, no spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled at a member college in 2020 will be charged a year of participation.
Members of the Westmoreland County Community College community can find more information regarding the COVID-19 situation and how it’s impacting the College by visiting: https://westmoreland.edu/
The NJCAA has also set up a page to provide information and updates, including a FAQ page that includes more information about eligibility, which can be seen here: https://www.njcaa.org/COVID19 .