William & Mary announced today (September 3) that it would eliminate seven Olympic sports after the 2020-2021 academic year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including both men’s and women’s gymnastics.
This is the first women’s program cut expressly due to athletic department shortfalls caused by the pandemic, though both Seattle Pacific and Alaska recently discontinued their programs. Iowa cut its men’s program two weeks ago, also due to COVID-19 budgetary issues.
William & Mary is one of six teams in the ECAC-I conference with Brown, Cornell, Penn, Temple and Yale. It is also notable that the Tribe have one of the very few Black head coaches in the sport in Kelsey Hinton.
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This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
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Article by Emily Minehart
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