New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference Presidents Council, in consultation with the Directors of Athletics, has voted to cancel the spring 2020 Skyline Conference regular season and championships.
In doing so, the presidents recognize the disappointment of all of the student-athletes affected, but believe that safety and good health are of the utmost importance.
"I do not believe that anyone involved in this very difficult and unprecedented situation truly wants to prevent student-athletes from doing what they love," said conference commissioner Linda Bruno, "but the much larger issue of what is in the best overall interest for all on our campuses is of the utmost importance.
"I know how much competing in the Skyline Conference regular season and championships means to our student-athletes and coaches, and hope that they eventually understand that this decision was made with the ultimate consideration of their well-being."
From the NCAA (March 13):
Today, the Division III Administrative Committee took the following actions, effective immediately, on behalf of the Division III Management and Presidents Councils:
... Student-athlete seasons of participation and eligibility. Approved a blanket waiver for all student-athletes participating in spring sports as follows: (a) Waive the use of a season of participation for all student-athletes in spring sports. If an institution continues or re-starts its season, this relief would still exist; and (b) Waive the use of the spring semester towards their limit of 10 semesters/15 quarters, regardless of whether they used a season.
More information will be provided when it becomes available