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Virginia women’s basketball team cancels rest of 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns

The program canceled or postponed six games this season due to COVID-19 protocols

UVA Athletics Logo on basketball court
UVA Athletics Logo on basketball court (University of Virginia)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.University of Virginia athletics announced Thursday that the women’s basketball team will not finish the rest of their 2020-21 season, citing health and safety concerns with COVID-19.

“The decision to end our season mid-stream comes with great difficulty. As difficult as it is to end our season in this manner, it is a necessary one,” said head coach Tina Thompson. “The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be the number one priority.”

Virginia athletics said the decision came after the program canceled or postponed six games due to COVID-19 protocols.

The university will keep the current competition schedules for all other varsity sports programs while continuing to adhere to ACC health and safety protocols.


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