Tewaaraton Award, top honor in college lacrosse, will be not given in wake of coronavirus cancellations
The Tewaaraton Award, the top individual honor in collegiate men’s and women’s lacrosse, will not be presented this year in what would have been the trophy’s 20th season.
The presentation ceremony in Washington D.C., at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, traditionally scheduled a few days after Championship Weekend, is also cancelled.
The announcement comes as little surprise with most collegiate programs unable to complete the bulk of the season because of cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The NCAA announced on Monday that all athletes who compete in spring sports will be granted an extra season of eligibility, including seniors. Individual schools will be able to work out the details for each program.
Because the season was stopped, there will be no Tewaaraton Award, the top honor in college lacrosse. (Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images)
“There is disappointment throughout college lacrosse and, in particular, those who are seniors who will not return. This was to be our 20th Tewaaraton Award Ceremony and while we share in the disappointment, we also hope our achievement of 20 years following our first 2001 event serves as a reminder of how we will look ahead,“ said Jeffrey Harvey, chairman of the Tewaaraton Foundation. “We take this opportunity to acknowledge and honor all the 2020 graduates for their dedication and passion for the sport of lacrosse.”
The Foundation will still present the Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, in conjunction with US Lacrosse.
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