As we all know, the spread of COVID-19 has disrupted all of the postseasons for winter sports and the entirety of spring sports. But what would the fate be of the NC State women’s swim team if the NCAA women’s national championship was never canceled?
After coming off an impressive performance in the ACC swimming championship in late February, NC State’s swim team had momentum for the upcoming NCAA championship. However, the spread of COVID-19 led to the cancellation of the national championship and left a lot of questions unanswered for …
The two-time NCAA champion, nine-time ACC champion and 15-time All-American senior Coleman Stewart was ready to prove a point in his final go-around for NC State swim. After claiming the NCAA throne in 100-yard backstroke in 2018, he finished just short of first place in the event at the 2019 NCAA finals. This year was his redemption year, the last chapter of his decorated career here in Raleigh until the NCAA canceled all sports for the remainder of the academic term due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC officially canceled the remainder of winter and spring sports activities, both competition and practice, for the 2019-20 school year in a press release, with hopes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.”
The No. 5 NC State men’s swim team took home the ACC Championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center for the sixth year in a row scoring 1250 points with a commanding lead of 161 points.
The NC State men’s swim team has the opportunity to win its sixth straight ACC championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center this week.
The NC State women’s swim team finished in second place behind Virginia with 1,333 points in the four-day long ACC Championship at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The NC State women’s swim team and the men and women’s diving team will compete in the ACC Championship from Wednesday, Feb. 19 to Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.