Arkansas State will not participate in 2020 Sun Belt Volleyball Championship

Arkansas State will not participate in 2020 Sun Belt Volleyball Championship

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State volleyball will not have a chance to compete for a conference title.

The Red Wolves announced Tuesday that they will not participate in the Sun Belt Volleyball Championship because of COVID-19.

A-State said the following in a statement: “The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Tuesday that due to COVID-19 testing and taking extra precautions to provide a safe travel environment, its volleyball team will not be participating in this week’s Sun Belt Conference Tournament. The Athletics Department notified the Sun Belt Conference office today that its volleyball team will be unable to travel to Foley, Ala., for the league’s 2020 Volleyball Championship.  As a result of this notification, the Sun Belt has removed the Red Wolves from the tournament bracket and pool play.”

The Red Wolves end the season 8-8 overall and in SBC play.

“We’re obviously very disappointed that we aren’t going to be able to compete in the conference tournament, but the safety and health of our student athletes is our top priority,” head coach Santiago Restrepo said in a statement. “I’m heartbroken for our seniors who did not get to finish their season at the conference tournament, but I’m thankful for their contributions to our program.”

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