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Penn College to resume spring sports competition

Pennsylvania College of Technology will return to formal competition for spring sports in 2021 in coordination with a unanimous decision by the North Eastern Athletic Conference Presidents’ Council and Board of Athletic Directors, it was announced Friday.

The decision affects baseball, softball, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s golf at Penn College.

Wildcat Athletics“Our student-athletes have sacrificed a significant piece of their Division III experience over the last year to help protect our campuses and greater communities,” said college President Davie Jane Gilmour, who chairs the NEAC Presidents’ Council. “We look forward to having our athletic programs competing again in the near future, and will count on them to serve as leaders to illustrate how to participate in campus activities in a safe and responsible manner.”

Penn College will only take part in conference games, for which a schedule is pending. Spectators will be prohibited to begin the season, although the conference will continue to meet weekly and reserves the right to change the spectator policy. The college will provide live stats and webcasts for most home events.

“After nearly a year of difficult decisions and announcements, it is very exciting to announce the return of sports,” said John D. Vandevere, the Wildcats’ director of athletics. “This is exciting news for our student-athletes, coaches and staff – especially for our spring sports, who lost their seasons last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.”

Visit the Athletics page for more on last week’s announcement.

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