College of the Ozarks' athletics program will certainly look different this year. Below is a press release from the College and additional information from the NAIA to bring our fans up to date on the latest developments:
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will suspend athletic competition for the College and high school for fall 2020 due to concerns involving COVID-19.
“The College’s goal is to remain in session throughout the fall semester,” said President Jerry C. Davis. “Therefore, we have to minimize risk to campus. Because of the residential nature of our campus, we cannot participate in activities that put our students at risk.”
The College will look to resume athletic competitions as soon as it is safe to do so.
“We understand the disappointment this may cause student athletes,” Davis said. “This is for their protection and that of the whole campus. We look forward to resuming athletics as soon as possible.”
KANSAS CITY, MO - Yesterday, NAIA President Jim Carr and NAIA Council of Presidents Chair Arvid Johnson advised all NAIA schools that the Council of Presidents has voted to postpone the national championships in cross country, men's soccer, women's soccer, and women's volleyball to spring 2021.