Marian University and Sabre athletics are continually monitoring and taking the necessary precautions to aid in the prevention of the COVID-19 virus on campus to protect the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.
With the health and safety of student-athletes in mind, along with the welfare of campus communities, the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Council of Chief Executive Officers unanimously came to the difficult decision of canceling the remaining athletic competition for the 2019-2020 academic year Friday morning.
The cancellation includes all NACC spring regular-season competitions, championships, and awards in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s golf, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field and men’s volleyball.
The decision comes following the NCAA Board of Governors’ decision to cancel the remaining winter and spring NCAA Championships and encouraging conferences and institutions to make decisions and take action in the best interest of their student-athletes and communities.
The full release from the NACC can be viewed at https://naccsports.org/general/2019-20/releases/20200313io028c.
Marian University also announced steps to help ensure the health and safety of the campus community earlier in the week. Marian announced the decision to extend spring break for students through Friday, March 20 and suspend on-ground classes beginning Monday, March 23. On that date, classes will be moved online through Friday, March 27. Marian University will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves with further updates being made should current plans for on-ground classes to resume Monday, March 30 change.
For more information and continued updates from Marian University please visit https://www.marianuniversity.edu/about/how-were-responding-to-coronavirus-related-concerns/.