Office of the President

March 12, 2020 – COVID-19: Suspension of Spring Athletics

To: Campus Community
From: President Gayle Hutchinson

Today, the California Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) Presidents/Chancellor Board suspended until further notice all intercollegiate athletic activities. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, the ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of rescheduling such events during this academic year.

Effective immediately, Chico State has suspended all intercollegiate spring competitions for Wildcat athletes, post-season, practices, and student-athlete recruitment. All scholarships will continue to be honored. In addition to the suspension of intercollegiate athletics, all recreational sports, intramural, and sport club programs are also suspended for spring 2020.

This decision follows a meeting earlier today of the CCAA presidents and recommendations from all the CCAA university athletic directors and local health officials. All campuses within the CCAA are taking similar courses of action.

For many of our student-athletes and all who support them, I know it will be disappointing to have the season cut short, but ultimately, the safety and well-being of our Wildcat family and supporters has to take precedence. Thank you for your understanding.