CWRU Athletics Cancels Remainder of 2020 Spring Varsity Season

The health, safety and well-being of our student athletes, coaches, staff and community is our top priority. Due to the rapidly changing circumstances related to the CoVid-19 pandemic, Case Western Reserve University Department of Physical Education and Athletics has announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 spring varsity athletics season beginning on Saturday, March 14th.

The announcements follow Thursday's decision by the NCAA to cancel all remaining NCAA winter and spring championship events, including this weekend's indoor track and field championships, and next weekend's swimming and diving championships.

The decision by the NCAA was "based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities."

In addition, the University Athletic Association Presidents Council has decided to cancel all UAA regular season competition and championships for the 2020 spring season. 

The decision by the UAA "has been made in accordance with the guidance of public health and medical professionals to discourage and limit large gatherings on campuses and to avoid unnecessary travel in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  The unique in-conference travel schedules of UAA teams has raised concerns regarding the potential exposure of student-athletes, coaches, and staff traveling to away contests as well as the potential for becoming vectors of the illness upon return to their campus communities."

We acknowledge and understand the disappointment this decision brings to our student-athletes, coaches, family and friends, but in the best interest of our community this difficult decision had to be made.

More information on the University's response to CoVID-19 can be found at https://case.edu/studentlife/healthcounseling/health-services/health-updates.