Collegiate athletics: Fall

Following a decision from the NCAA Division II to cancel fall sports championships, RMAC reevaluated its decision to hold fall sports this year. RMAC has decided to move football, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball to Spring 2020. Dates for competition have not been decided for these sports.

Cross-country and golf will proceed with their fall season as scheduled, and information about their seasons are on the Athletics website. Both sports have detailed precautions regarding competition, travel and non-competition activities.

Practices & workouts

Student Athletes on all teams are engaged in practice and/or workouts this fall. The policies and procedures in place are aligned with the “Core Principles of Resocialization of Collegiate Sport” of the NCAA, as well as Division, state and campus protocols. Some key elements include:

  • Daily health screening is mandatory for all Student Athletes.
  • Regular testing of student athletes will occur weekly or bimonthly (interval is dependent on whether in season or not).
  • All indoor meeting/workouts limited. No indoor scrimmages/group play.
  • Masks are required for any indoor meetings/workouts.
  • Workouts are organized in cohorts of eight or fewer.
  • Sports medicine staff and Athletics Administration will cancel or modify student athlete activities at any point deemed prudent to do so.
  • Cleaning protocols of all student athlete areas are in compliance with CDC recommendations.

Fees

Student fees, including the athletics fee, will remain the same for the Fall 2020 term. Many of the fees fund fixed costs (like maintaining facilities). Additionally, golf and cross-country running are proceeding as scheduled this fall, necessitating all the same supports for student athletes normally in place. 

Intramurals & recreation

Intramural sports and recreational activities at the Student Life Center will resume this fall, with physical distancing accommodations in place.

View the Fall 2020 guidelines for recreational activities at the Student Life Center >>

Q & A

Minimizing transmission

If a student-athlete were to test positive for COVID-19, will my student-athlete be informed?    

We are partnering with San Juan Basin Public Health on contact tracing. Teammates and staff will be notified and provided further guidance if they have potentially been exposed by a fellow student-athlete who has become ill.     

Scholarships

Will scholarships be taken away if there are no sports in Fall 2020?   

No. Scholarships and financial aid will not be affected  for the fall semester.

Intramurals & recreation

Will there be Intramurals offered in the fall?

Yes, however, the events will be modified to ensure safety for all participants. 

Are the Student Life Center & Outdoor Pursuits open?

Student Life Center & Outdoor Pursuits will be open this fall with physical distancing and enhanced sanitation protocols in place.