SSC Implements Safety Precautions as Spring Sports Begin

Spring sports are starting to kick off at Seminole State College, beginning with men’s basketball on Jan. 22 women’s volleyball on Jan. 23.

Last July the NJCAA Region II Presidential Advisory Council moved the majority of all sports to the spring semester in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure student and spectator safety, the NJCAA established a number of guidelines for all sporting events. Social distancing will be encouraged at all times. Staff will be limited to essential personnel. Capacity of sports venues will be limited to 25 percent. To meet this requirement, SSC’s Raymond Harber Fieldhouse will accommodate no more than 250 people, with spectators seated on every other row to maintain social distancing. Face coverings will be required of all attendees.

The Seminole State College Trojan baseball team plays a scrimmage on Jan. 14. The team will begin its season on Feb. 6 at Grayson College in Denison, Texas.

All eight of SSC’s sports — men and women’s basketball, men and women’s golf, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, baseball, softball — will compete this spring.