Coronavirus Pandemic Impact

Reactions of Local Athletes, Arizona Wildcats Over Cancellations Involving Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic safety concerns have caused the cancellations of March Madness for the men and women and also the shut down of the College World Series and Women’s College World Series among many other NCAA championship events.

Because of that, senior standouts at Arizona can not chase their championship dreams, unless the NCAA grants seniors another year of eligibility.

Adia Barnes posted on Twitter her emotional response to Arizona’s opportunity to host an NCAA tournament — its first March Madness appearance in 15 years — taken away because of the cancellation by the NCAA:

The following are some more social media reactions of Arizona athletes and local athletes of the phenomenon of the coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting sports (this will be updated throughout today and tonight):

Former Arizona pitcher Danielle O’Toole Trejo, who is part of Team Mexico that was scheduled to visit Hillenbrand this month as it prepares for the Olympics:

Sunnyside wrestling great Roman Bravo-Young, who is a sophomore at Penn State:

Arizona freshman guard Nico Mannion, who may have played his last game with the Wildcats if he enters the NBA draft:

Former Arizona softball player Katiyana Mauga, who is a volunteer assistant at Mississippi State:

Former Arizona guard Justin Coleman:

Arizona walk-on basketball player Jake DesJardins

Arizona goalie Hope Hisey, formerly of CDO:

Arizona senior forward Tee Tee Starks of the basketball team:

Arizona junior Ira Lee:

Arizona freshman center Christian Koloko:

Former Salpointe and Pima standout Robby Wilson, now with Arizona Christian, which was slated to play in the now-cancelled NAIA tournament:

Former Cholla and Pima guard Abram Carrasco (a teammate of Wilson’s the last two years) played for Westmont College this season. That team went 26-5 and was slated to play in the NAIA national tournament that this is now cancelled:

Arizona’s associate athletic director for marketing Ben Chulick:

Arizona centerfielder Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza:

Arizona graduate transfer guard Amari Carter:

Former Arizona standout Kristie Fox, now the head softball coach at UNLV, which had the rest of its season canceled by the Mountain West today:

Arizona graduate transfer Stone Gettings has played his last game as a Wildcat after coming to Tucson from Cornell:

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And that’s all folks… On to the next level

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A thank you to fans from Arizona Athletics:

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