CCC Spring Sports Canceled

March 16, 2020

Central Community College athletics has announced the cancellation of golf and softball for 2020. This after the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced that it was canceling all spring sports as well as the upcoming basketball championships.

NJCAA President and CEO Dr. Christopher Park made the announcement following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“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,” said Park in an email to association members. “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.”

All practices, regular season, postseason and national championship games have been halted as is all on and off-campus recruiting for all sports until April 15 with further evaluation to be assessed at that time.

In cancelling all spring sports, the NJCAA declared that no spring student-athlete who was enrolled at a member college in 2020 will be charged a year of participation.

“It’s a sad day in Raider athletics,” said CCC athletic director Mary Young. “Our hearts are heavy for our softball and golf student-athletes, as well as our coaches who have worked hard to prepare for the spring sport seasons.”

The CCC softball team played 10 games and finished the season with a mark of 4-6. The golf team was scheduled to begin its season on April 6.