After conferring with the staff and athletes, it is with sadness that Copper Mountain College…
The decision was made after polling the students, several meetings with our Athletic Director and senior staff, and based on information from other regional colleges. The decision in part was made because many other schools within the conference have also indicated they will be opting out.
There are many concerns associated with ensuring student and employee safety during competition and travel. The CCCAA COVID-19 Task Force set December 18th as the opt-in/opt-out date for member institutions to indicate their intention to compete during the Spring 2021 athletic season. The college chose to make this decision today to best support and inform its student-athletes.
Dr. Daren Otten, Superintendent/President, stated, “I want to commend Athletic Director Ken Simonds, Coach Walter Parham, and VPSS Jane Abell for leaning in immediately to support our student’s well-being during this difficult time. I am committed to CMC Athletics as we move forward and cannot wait until the Fighting Cacti are back on the court!”