Athletics continue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Huskies Athletics.
COVID-19 has altered almost every part of our lives, but many people are finding ways to adapt operations to continue safely through the pandemic.
Huskies Athletics has continued to support athletes, though many sports have had shorter seasons and less intercollegiate competitions.
The following winter sports have continued operations: Men’s Hockey, Women’s Hockey, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Wrestling, Women’s Indoor Track and Field, Men’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Swimming and Diving, and Nordic Ski.
Operations look very different than in previous years. For example, the Men’s Hockey team participated in a pod to be able to play more intercollegiate games.
Spring practices began in January for Baseball, Softball, Women’s Outdoor Track and Field, and Women’s Tennis.
“These sports will begin their seasons starting after Feb. 1,” wrote Tom Nelson, Assistant Athletic Director of Strategic Communications, in an email to the University Chronicle. “At this point, they are on track to start their seasons pending any changes due to COVID issues. The same would hold true for the winter sports. All of them are on track to continue with their 2020-21 schedules pending any changes due to COVID issues.
Offseason sports continue to train.