NJCAA cancels spring athletics competitions

According to a message from NJCAA president and CEO Dr. Christopher Park, all upcoming basketball championships and spring competitions have been canceled beginning immediately.

The decision was made following the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The move is an effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Park stated that the NJCAA had “exhausted all possible avenues” to postpone competitions but the need to cancel had become eminent.

Park went on to say that no student-athlete in spring sports at a member institution would be charged a year of participation and would remain eligible for next year. The NJCAA Eligibility Committee will meet Thursday, March 19 to review the possibility of expanding letters of intent for 2020-21 and 2021-22.