MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama State University volleyball team is spiking its 2021 spring season citing health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19.
Increasing pandemic-related illnesses across the nation played a major factor in the student-athletes choosing to focus on training, said athletics department officials.
Even though all precautions were taken to ensure their health and safety, the student-athletes decided they would not participate in the spring and prepare for the fall season.
“We support the decision made by our volleyball student-athletes when it comes to their health and safety,” Alabama State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams said. “The safety of our student-athletes will always be at the forefront of any decision that we make, and we will continue to support our student-athletes as we move forward to resuming competition in the fall.”
Athletics department officials said all other ASU programs will continue to compete as scheduled.