San José State cancels remainder of 2020-21 season
San José State became the second team to cancel its women’s basketball season today after Virginia announced a suspension of its season earlier. From the team:
The San José State women’s basketball program will not play the remainder of the 2020-21 season due to health and safety concerns stemming from COVID-19.
“This was an incredibly tough decision, but one that is in the best interest of the health and safety for our program’s student-athletes, coaches and staff,” says Athletics Director Marie Tuite. “San José State will maintain its current schedule of competition in other sports while continuing to implement the athletics department’s health and safety protocols. We look forward to watching the continued and exciting growth of our women’s basketball program in the 2021-22 season.”
Due to Santa Clara County guidelines regarding intercollegiate athletics, SJSU relocated its day-to-day operations to Phoenix, Arizona, on December 17, 2020.
Members of the women’s basketball program will begin their mandatory 10-day quarantine, as outlined by Santa Clara County’s travel directive, upon their return to San José. Individuals that are currently in quarantine or isolation will remain in Arizona. They will not return to San José until completion of the quarantine or isolation.
The Spartans have paused basketball activities twice since the start of the season due to COVID-19 issues within the program.
This decision does not affect other SJSU sports that are in season or are preparing for their season.