During her address, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced there would be no update to fall sports, meaning no sports teams would play the season. Still allowed is the non-contact sports practice of 10 or less people.
– Due to the announcement from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham that
interscholastic athletics cannot take place during the Fall Semester because of COVID-19 related
public health concerns, the New Mexico Activities Association has been forced to postpone its
Volleyball, Cross Country, and Fall Golf seasons.
“This is an extremely sad day for students across New Mexico,” said NMAA Executive Director
Sally Marquez. “We were planning and hoping to begin competition this month as our member
schools are eager to safely integrate sports and activities back in to our students’ lives. At this
point, however, we cannot stage any competitive events without an update to the current public
health order. Thus, the NMAA’s Fall Sports Seasons have been postposed strictly based on the
orders set forth by the Office of the Governor.”
At this time, the NMAA is working on a calendar adjustment that would move Volleyball and Cross
Country to the Spring Semester. The Spring Golf season will continue as originally planned. An
updated calendar will be released next week. “Our goal remains the same, to have every sports
season take place during the 2020-2021 school year. It’s not ideal, or the timeline that we had
hoped, but we will play again New Mexico.”
For more information pertaining to this announcement, please contact Dusty Young, NMAA
Associate Director, at 505.977.5385.