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Genesee Community College to push fall sports to spring season

Soccer, basketball, swimming & diving and Women's volleyball are impacted by the decision.

GENESEE COUNTY, N.Y. — Genesee Community College announced that it has decided to shift it's fall athletic season to combine it with the spring 2021 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Monday the school announced the decision to suspend fall athletic seasons. 

Men's and women's soccer, basketball, swimming & diving and women's volleyball are all impacted by the decision. These sports will be rescheduled for spring 2021. The majority of the other schools in GCC's region will be doing the same, according to a press release. 

"Our athletic complex is among the finest in the region and I am confident we will rise to the challenge of giving our Cougar athletes the best experience possible," Kristen Schuth, GCC's assistant vice president of Student Engagement & Inclusion and athletic director said. "I am sure that the 2020-2021 season will be one to remember, but I'm also confident that with a lot of strategic planning and scheduling, we will move forward during this difficult time and give our student-athletes every opportunity for success."

While games won't be allowed in the fall, conditioning activities for these teams will be allowed when they can be done safely. 

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