A message from CBC Athletic Director, Paul Cantrell
“We are incredibly disappointed for all of our athletes, but especially for our baseball and softball programs which were showing so much promise in the early stages of their seasons. We are thankful that the NJCAA is going to grant all spring sport athletes an additional year of eligibility. This gives these students to compete here at CBC or for three full-years at a four year school. This was great news on a truly disappointing day.”
Release from NJCAA:
Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition, effective immediately.
“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 Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. “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.
Along with the cancellation of competition, all on and off-campus recruiting for all sports will be halted until April 15 with further evaluation to be assessed at that point in time.
The NJCAA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.