LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) – It was over before it even started for most spring sport teams in New Mexico. The New Mexico Activities Association [NMAA] has canceled all spring sports competition due to COVID-19, the board of directors announced on Friday.
“We’ve been in close touch with the NMAA throughout this,” said Dr. Ryan Stewart of the Public Education Department. “They’ve been a really great partner and have been very much supportive of making sure that we are keeping our student-athletes and students who are participating in activities safe. For the rest of the year, all athletic activities and similar activities sponsored by the NMAA are cancelled.”
The board plans to meet again in May to discuss how to proceed and determine student eligibility for the 2020-21 academic year.
Spring sports in New Mexico includes baseball, softball, track & field, tennis, and golf.