The NCAA is considering legislation that would reduce the number of sports schools need to sponsor to qualify for Division I status. This would enable schools to further cut collegiate sports, in particular non-revenue Olympic sports. The Intercollegiate Coach Association Coalition has started a petition. Please consider signing it today.
According to the coalition: "If the NCAA grants a waiver allowing for a reduction of the number of sports sponsorships for Division 1 qualification it would be a devastating, permanent blow to college athletes and forever alter the fabric of university life."
Link: Save College Sports Site
Link: Charge.org Petition
The WCGA announced the 2020 Regular Season All America Awards on March 24th, 2020. Oklahoma and Utah lead the list with five honorees each. Florida, LSU, Michigan, UCLA and Washingon placed four members on the team.
It's not the way any of us wanted this to end, but the season has come to a close. A hearty Thank You and best wishes in the future to all of the seniors. We're sad that we'll be unable to conclude this season as intended, and to celebrate your careers.
The NCAA has cancelled all remaining Winter and Spring Championships. The major conferences have suspended all competition and programs throughout the country are announcing the end of their seasons. Other teams are rapidly following suit, if they have not done so already. Some schools are also curtailing offseason practice and recruiting visits. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for a wonderful season, and we're devasted to say an early goodbye to our graduating Seniors.
WMU celebrated Senior Day with a 196+ and a win over Kent State. WMU was led by Stacie Harrison, who won FX and tied for 1st on UB with Kent St's Rachel Decavitch. Bronco Josephine Thomas added a win on VT. Decavitch won the AA at 39.125 while teammate Abby Fletcher won the beam.
BGSU's Jovannah East won BB and FX en route to a 39.3 AA win. Teammate Elena Lawson won VT while teammate Alexandra Fochler won UB.
Link: Brown Release
Cornell will welcome eight athletes for 2020-2021: Calista Brady, Eva Phair, Alexandra Quiana, Melanie Stone, Caitlyn Walsh, Regina Walton, Adabelle Wright and Rachel Zun.
Pitt posted a season-high but it wasn't enough as SUU posted a 197.075 for the win. SUU's Karley McClain won FX and BB to lead the Thunderbirds. Teammate Morgan Alfaro won VT while teammate Becky Rozsa-Thompson won UB.
Ball State got wins from Taylor Waldo on BB, Claudia Goyco on FX and Marissa Nychyk in the AA (39.025) to score the close win. Kent St's Nasha Manitkul-Davis won VT while Rachel Decavitch won UB.
Link: KSU Release