SMU women’s basketball team ends season after six games due to COVID-19 concerns
The SMU women’s basketball team has decided not to play the remainder of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns, the school announced.
According to a statement on the Mustangs’ official website, the combination of disruptions, isolation and potential quarantines led the team members to conclude this was "an in-season experience they did not wish to prolong."
“This was not a decision our student-athletes took lightly," said SMU athletics director Rick Hart in a statement. "It was a difficult decision for them to make. That said, we support them, as we have supported the choices of our student-athletes in all sports whether they have elected to compete or to opt out. Our priority is their health, safety and wellbeing.”
SMU, which started the season 0-6, becomes the second Division I women’s team to cut its season short after it began, following Duke’s decision to opt out over the weekend.
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