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Athletes Plan For a Semester Without Sports

By Chanel Lubsey, Photo Editor

The NCAA has suspended all sports teams from participating in competition and has installed guidelines towards regulated practices. These guidelines have been placed until further notice from the NCAA. 

With sports seasons being cancelled or delayed some student athletes have been investing their time in other activities. “Now that sports are cancelled I’m mostly learning investing so I can save money and build my credit. That was something I did not have much time for before,” Tierra Gillett, a junior business management administration major, said. Other students have found this time to be useful to use towards academics. “During a semester, a great majority of my time and attention is devoted to rugby. With the limited hours allotted to sports now, my semester has been opened to a plethora of academic and personal improvement opportunities,” Sydney Long, a senior criminal justice major, said.

Some student athletes have described the change to their sports schedules as a whirlwind. “Now that sports are cancelled, my world has been thrown into a whirlwind,” Long said. Other student athletes have also found motivation to work harder during this unexpected break. “I’ll definitely be doing a lot more fitness and skill work to get back in shape so I can do great for my team when we can play again,” Gillett said.

Even with sports seasons being placed on hold, some student athletes have kept a positive outlook towards the future. “Not only do I get to focus greater on my studies, but I also get to work on bettering my individual athletic ability to give to my team once sports are back in session,” Long said. “The virus put a lot of things on hold, especially preseason and summer workouts. So I’ll definitely be just right by the time things are back to normal… whenever that is,” Gillett said.

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