SSU Athletics gives COVID-19 update

The announcement from the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference support Shawnee State’s decision to cancel outside athletic competition for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.

All practices and athletic activities have been suspended.

This guideline is in place for all sponsored sports.

SSU student-athletes are encouraged to continue communicating with their coaches.

Recruitment of prospective student-athletes will also continue at this time.

While spring sports have been canceled, all student-athletes who are playing a spring sport in the NAIA will not be charged with a season against their eligibility as a result of the abbreviated spring sports schedule.

A decision on winter sports eligibility is still being reviewed by the NAIA.

Shawnee State officials will continue to monitor the situation as it changes.

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