To: USCAA Members
From: Matthew Simms, CEO
I write to inform you that the 2020 National Convention, scheduled for June 7-10 in Portland, Maine has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will host an annual meeting as designated in our Bylaws, which will most likely take place by Zoom (or remote access site) sometime in August. Members who have registered should receive refunds within the next 10 days.
To date, we only had received 30 registrations for the annual meeting, scheduled June 7-10. Due to travel restrictions at the majority of member institutions, and with uncertainty about when those restrictions will be lifted, we considered our best alternative to cancel the in-person meetings in June and shift to a virtual format for this year’s convention. As a member driven association, I assure you that all members will still have the opportunity to propose legislation and share their policy concerns via Town Hall meetings which will be held online.
The USCAA national office is working on a revised format for the 2020 Convention and will seek Board and member feedback before finalizing and sending out to the membership sometime in April. In the meantime, we will be sending out a call for legislation on April 1 and providing 60 days for members to return their proposals.
Lastly, here is a status of end of year awards and events:
2020 Hall of Fame – Cancelled; the committee has reserved additional spots for 2021 if necessary
2020 Director’s Cup and President’s Cup – these awards will be publicized as normal with the absence of spring sport points. Division I Basketball points will be awarded based on regular season finish.
2020 Athletic Director of the Year – will be awarded. Winner will be invited to be recognized at one of our Championship banquets or the 2021 Convention.