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    Default Northwest Athletic Conference Postpones Fall and Winter Sports to Spring

    From the Spokesman Review:

    Northwest Athletic Conference Postpones Fall and Winter Sports to Spring
    UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020
    By Ryan Collingwood
    ryanc@spokesman.com
    (509) 459-5473

    The Northwest Athletic Conference – an association of junior colleges in Washington, North Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia – announced Thursday that it will push most fall and winter sports to the spring semester due to coronavirus concerns.

    Thirty-six member schools comprise the NWAC, including Community Colleges of Spokane and North Idaho College.

    Golf and cross country will continue this fall due to the socially distant nature of the sports.

    Most of the Sasquatch and Cardinals’ rosters feature Eastern Washington and North Idaho high school products.

    “We have been thoughtful, comprehensive, flexible, and listened to our constituents. It is time to move forward,” NWAC executive director Marco Azurdia said. “The plan pushed the conversations with our member college administrators thus leading to the Executive Board’s decision.

    “We have said from the beginning that flexibility, creativity, adaptability, and patience are essential to the success of our return to play.”
    You can read the entire article here: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...es-fall-and-w/

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    After Monday's vote, here is the status of all National Junior College Sports for the upcoming year:

    NJCAA shifts all close-contact fall sports to the spring semester

    Following the recommendations from the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the NJCAA has announced its adjusted plan for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. Following the Board of Regents’ vote on Monday, a majority of competition will be moved to the spring semester.

    In a statement released by the NJCAA, Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO said “Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes. Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents, and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful.”

    The most recent plan moves all close-contact fall sports to the spring semester. These sports include football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball. The NJCAA cross country championships for all three divisions and half marathon championships will remain as their originally scheduled dates in the fall as well as Division III women’s tennis.

    Also, all winter sports competitions will begin in January with most of the championship seasons being moved from March to April. The sports will include men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, swimming, and diving. Men’s and women’s indoor track and field will be held at the beginning of March.

    At this time Spring sports competition will remain with minor adjustments to dates. These sports include baseball, softball, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, track and field, and men’s and women’s tennis.

    Along with the adjustments to competition season and championship dates, the NJCAA has provided information as it relates to scrimmage and practice dates and allowances in the fall.

    Championship dates are subject to change based on championship facility availability.
    Article Link: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...g90?li=BBnb7Kz

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    I have family friends with a daughter who will be a freshman at Seattle Pacific this year. She's a cross country/track athlete. She just got word there will be no fall season. I don't know if that is just the school and or across the conference (GNAC).

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    it would be devastating to me not to have womens bb this year....I hope it doesn't come to that....but mostly I feel very bad for our team.....poor Jill ...robbed of two season endings in a row and now this.....

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