Message on COVID-19 from Director of Athletics & Recreation Gavin Viano

Message on COVID-19 from Director of Athletics & Recreation Gavin Viano

Dear Wheaton athletics community,

This afternoon the NEWMAC made the decision to suspend all conference competition for spring sports, effective March 16, 2020.

With respect to non-conference spring sports competition, Wheaton College will be suspending all participation in spring sports competition, both NEWMAC conference and non-conference, effective March 16, 2020. This stance is shared by our conference peers and is also being increasingly adopted by colleges, universities, and conferences across the country. The NCAA as of 4:16 pm on March 12, 2020, has canceled all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.

Wheaton has made this decision after significant consideration and in an effort to best ensure the safety of our community.

The last thing an athletic department wants to do is to cease competition. This is an unprecedented situation and we appreciate your understanding of this rapidly evolving landscape. If there are questions, please contact me directly, I will do my best to answer them or to find the answers to them.

Sincerely,
Gavin Viano
Director of Athletics & Recreation