WestConn has cancelled all winter athletic competitions.
Both the athletic department and the University have taken steps to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 on both of its campuses, including prohibiting intercollegiate competition, but say the community spread changed things. WestConn men's and women's basketball and men's and women's swimming and diving athletic teams will not participate in intercollegiate competition for the 2020-21 season.
The university is developing plans for the spring semester, which is slated to begin on January 26th. Winter sport student-athletes will have the opportunity to participate in training and development activities upon return to campus in late January, including in-person practices and instruction, strength and conditioning training, student-athlete development programming, and leadership activities.
Director of Athletics and Recreation Lori R. Mazza says winter student athletes are being asked to make additional sacrifices for the health and safety of themselves and the community that surrounds them.