Falling in line with the rest of the sports world, the NEC Conference has announced that the remainder of the 2020 Women’s Basketball Tournament has been cancelled.
This decision means that Robert Morris, the tournaments top seed, will be declared the conference champion and will be the NEC’s representative in the NCCA Women’s Tournament.
However, with the worldwide concerns over the Coronavirus, it seems very unlikely that a NCAA Tournament will even take place.
The NEC has also announced that all spring sports conference play is suspended immediately through at least March 29.
“This is a prudent measure to ensure the health, safety and wellness of NEC student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media,” said NEC Commissioner Noreen Morris. “We are committed to providing opportunities to compete for our student-athletes, but their health and wellness is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the latest developments on the COVID-19 virus with the well-being of our member institutions and their communities in mind.”
“Atlantic Hockey, in a joint decision made by the Commissioner and the Board of Directors, will be cancelling the remainder of the 2020 Atlantic Hockey Tournament, effective immediately,” the AHA announced in a press release. “The situation around COVID-19 has been rapidly changing and evolving over the last 24 hours and Atlantic Hockey feels that, for the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and fans, the best decision we can make is to cancel the remainder of the 2020 Atlantic Hockey Tournament. We are disappointed that this decision needed to be made, however, the health and safety of all involved is our top priority.”