Virginia, San Jose State latest women’s teams to end seasons


The injury-exhausted Virginia women’s basketball team opted out for the remainder of the season, becoming the second team in the Atlantic Coast Conference to make the decision.

Virginia announced Thursday that the women’s team will not complete the remainder of the season due to health and safety concerns. San Jose state also announced Thursday that its women’s program will not end the season due to COVID-19 concerns. The Spartans had previously halted basketball activities twice during the pandemic.

Two other women’s programs also announced they would not end the season: Duke said in December that the Blue Devils would not continue playing, which was followed days later by SMU’s withdrawal for the remainder of the season. season.

Virginia (0-5, 0-2) has canceled six games due to COVID protocols. The Cavaliers, who last played on Dec. 13, also called off a game opener when he only had five healthy stock players.

“We have the pleasure of coaching a group of very resilient young women who have battled injuries, strict COVID-19 protocol and all the mental battles that go with it,” second-year female coach Tina Thompson said in a statement. communicated.

“So the decision to end our season at the halfway point comes with great difficulties. As difficult as it is to end our season in this way, it is necessary. The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be the number one priority. We will continue to focus on their overall well-being and prepare to return to competition in the fall.

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