The NCCAA in conjunction with Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is canceling the entirety of the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, originally scheduled for next week (March 18-21).
The NCCAA Division II championships in Missouri were canceled earlier in the day on Thursday. The canceling of both NCCAA tournaments was made in an effort to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.
“The NCCAA appreciates Grace College hosting these events and for its role in coming to this very difficult and inconvenient decision,” said NCCAA Executive Director Dan Wood. “We are less logistically and contractually constrained than our NCAA and NAIA peers but felt this was the best decision for our member schools, student-athletes, and the NCCAA, regardless of outside influences. We are certainly aware of the frustration and disappointment of participants and fans alike.”
“We appreciate the NCCAA and its mission and understand that these circumstances result in difficult decisions for all involved,” said Grace Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe. “We support the decision to cancel next week’s tournament, and we feel that this decision was made in the best interest of the student-athletes, officials, staff and fans.”
Fans who have already purchased yellow tournament tickets to NCCAA Nationals will be refunded. Please bring your yellow tickets to the Grace athletics office to receive your refund. – from gclancers.com