“I cannot put into words how much pride and honor I have had while representing the U. Finishing my career like I had always thought I would is something that means a lot to me.”
But relief came for these student-athletes, and not just those who were facing an early exit from athletics, as the council voted to extend eligibility to all spring sport athletes, regardless of year in the program. This decision effectively grants all spring student-athletes a redshirt for the suspended 2020 season.
After initially suspending all athletic activities indefinitely, the Athletic Coast Conference has announced that all athletic related activities through the end of the 2019-2020 school year are cancelled.
Just a day after announcing the cancellation of remaining winter championships and spring championships due to the coronavirus, the NCAA’s Council Coordination Committee announced that it will grant another year of athletic eligibility for seniors playing spring sports this year.
ACC suspends athletics until further notice, all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships cancelled
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday afternoon that all athletics will be suspended until further notice amid the coronavirus, according to a statement.
“Home athletics competitions will continue without fans. This decision follows the NCAA decision yesterday to conduct the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments without fans,” the statement read.
The Canes improve to 11-4 and 3-0 in conference on the year. They also earned a sweep in their opening conference series for the first time since 2014.
Starting pitching continued show its muscle for the Hurricanes (10-4, 2-0 ACC), who now have won their opening conference series for the fifth consecutive year.
“I mean a little emotional, I’m not going to lie,” Vasiljevic said about making the game-winning free throws. “But for me to get on that free throw line and score the last point, means a lot. I trust in myself, I put in the work and I wanted everyone to know the game was over.”
“They pitched me pretty tough, but I feel comfortable right now,” Toral said. “I know the numbers don’t show too much but I feel good right now and I like the way I feel.”
For the first time in two years, the Hurricanes’ golf team hosted the Hurricane Invitational at the Biltmore Hotel and Golf Course. Senior Renate Grimstad finished in 11th place individually and Miami placed eighth as a team.
Miami struggled with hitting and left 11 runners on base, struck out 11 times and batted 2-15 with men on base.