The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC), Concordia's main athletic conference, today announced the difficult decision to postpone all conference regular-season competitions and championship events through December 31, 2020 due to COVID-19. Falcon student athletes were notified of the decision on Friday.
Nearly 19% of all undergraduate students at Concordia University Wisconsin participate in varsity athletics.
According to Dr. Rob Barnhill, director of athletics, “We recognize the value and importance of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities to the higher education experience and are committed to providing our student athletes with the most robust and meaningful experience we can while exercising an abundance of care and caution.”
NACC will share additional details, including proposed spring calendars, in the coming weeks. Even with the movement of competitions, there will still be opportunities for skill development and team building through out-of-season practices and conditioning during the fall semester.
“We thank our athletes and families for their understanding, as well as the shared commitment to meeting the challenges of COVID-19 with the same determined spirit they bring to their respective teams,” says Dr. Eric Fulcomer, NACC president and president of Rockford University.
Barnhill looks forward to responsibly welcoming student athletes back for the 20-21 school year. According to Barnhill, “We are excited to engage with them in the sport(s) of their choice as CUW prepares to deliver upon its Mission.”
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