OCAA announces suspension of Fall athletics for 2020

June 12, 2020

The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and its members have announced the decision to suspend varsity sports and recreation activities for the 2020 Fall semester at the 27 member schools. The decision was made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic and impacts baseball, softball, rugby, rugby sevens, outdoor soccer, golf, and cross country running. “The safety of the entire OCAA membership and our participants is our top priority, but we understand and share the deep disappointment this especially causes for our 4,000 student-athletes,” said OCAA President Nathan McFadden. “We will get through this, and when we resume competition, the viability of the OCAA will be more important than ever before in uniting both our campuses and communities together in sport.” At this time, athletics for the 2021 Winter semester are expected to take place with reduced schedules. OCAA (ON)