Updated June 23, 2020: On Friday, NAIA President Jim Carr announced fall sports will be played in 2020 with a 50% participation threshold for teams in each of the fall sports. Texas Wesleyan is happy to be a part of the reopening of sports in the NAIA and we plan to have all our teams compete throughout the year. The NAIA has made the decision to cut 20% of the schedules for fall sports but intends to host national championships in all events for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our coaches are working hard to amend schedules and to implement guidelines that will create the safest environment for our student-athletes and fans. We look forward to the fall season and another great year of Texas Wesleyan Athletics.
On Friday, March 13, Texas Wesleyan canceled all athletic events and suspended activity indefinitely. This includes games, workouts, practices, and on-campus recruitment events.
Also, events and activities hosted on campus have been canceled. These areas include our gym, swimming pool, library, fitness center among others.
While we apologize for any inconvenience these actions may cause, we are taking these actions to limit the spread of COVID-19 following recommendations by various local, federal and international organizations.
The Texas Wesleyan administrative staff will continue to work closely with the NAIA and Sooner Athletic Conference, as well as local health professionals to monitor COVID-19 developments to determine the best course of action moving forward for future Texas Wesleyan Athletics events.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced March 16 that it is canceling the spring 2020 sports season, effective immediately. No spring-sport student-athlete will be charged a season of competition. Any spring-sport student-athlete who was enrolled full-time in 2020 will be awarded two additional semester terms of attendance or the equivalent.