The following memo was sent to Maryville College students, faculty and staff this afternoon.
Tom Bogart, President
TO: Maryville College Students, Faculty and Staff
FROM: Dr. Tom Bogart, President
RE: Campus response to COVID-19 - Athletics
DATE: March 13, 2020
This afternoon, the Presidents Council of the USA South Athletic Conference decided that, effective March 16, the remaining season of competition has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The cancellation includes non-conference contests and tournament competitions in all Spring sports. Most of our Spring student-athletes and coaches were notified of the conference’s action in afternoon meetings today.
My sincere condolences go out to our student-athletes, coaches and fans who were just beginning to enjoy victories on our fields and courts in warmer weather. But as it is stated on the conference website, “this decision … keeps the safety of those individuals and their communities at the forefront” by minimizing individuals’ risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Again, I urge you to be patient and stay calm in this time of uncertainty. Also, check your Maryville College email account and the College’s website frequently for information and updates.