GNAC Statement on Fall 2020 Seasons

GNAC Fall 2020 Semester Update
GNAC Fall 2020 Semester Update
GNAC makes difficult decision to postpone fall play
WINTHROP, Mass.– The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) will postpone conference athletic competitions for Fall sports for the upcoming semester. Over the last several months, the GNAC Presidents' Council has met regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to plan for the 2020-21 athletic season. 

During the fall, each GNAC institution may plan for student-athlete training and conditioning opportunities consistent with federal and state public health recommendations, the NCAA, and institutional guidelines.

The GNAC Presidents' Council has not yet made a determination on the status of winter sports. All options will be thoroughly evaluated to make a decision as quickly as possible, informed by federal and state health and safety guidelines.

GNAC Presidents' Council
Marc M. Camille, Ed.D., Albertus Magnus College
Mary Lou Retelle, Anna Maria College
Susan D. Stuebner, Ed.D., Colby-Sawyer College
Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College
Sister Janet Eisner, Emmanuel College
Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., Johnson & Wales University (RI)
Michael B. Alexander, Lasell University
Mark C. Anarumo, Col., USAF, (Ret), Norwich University 
Antoinette Hays, Ph.D., Regis College
Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier University
Rhona C. Free, Ph.D., University of Saint Joseph (CT)
Dr. James Dlugos, Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten, Simmons University

The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Founded in 1995, the GNAC annually sponsors and administers 22 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunity and community involvement in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience. 

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