The board of the American Collegiate Rowing Association announced today that the 2020 ACRA Championship, scheduled for May 22-24 in Gainesville, GA, has been cancelled. The event, which is run by a consortium of college club programs and as such is not governed by NCAA or other organization rules, was the last major collegiate regatta that still had hopes for being run in some form.
The ACRA Board's release follows:
ACRA OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19, March 20th, 2020
With the continued significant progression of the COVID-19 situation, and with the vast majority of ACRA Programs shifting from "suspended" to "cancelled", particularly in the past several days - the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 ACRA National Championships.
There have not yet been any decisions regarding the future impact on eligibility, including Novice classification. The Board will look to provide this information for you all be early next week.
The ACRA Board wishes all of our members and communities to stay safe and healthy at this time. Please continue to follow the instructions of all government officials regarding safety measures. This is a new and challenging experience for all of us, particularly difficult for our student-athletes that have worked hard all season. We ask the rowing community to continue supporting each other. We look forward to the next season of competition and returning back to the water when it is safe to do so.
Please direct any questions you may have to your ACRA Regional Representative, or directly to ACRA President, Cam Brown via the ACRA website.