Bakersfield, CA – In order to maximize options for Renegade Athletics, Bakersfield College has decided to opt-in in for all 20 Renegade sports in both the abbreviated Spring I and Spring II seasons as outlined in the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) Contingency Plan set forth on July 9, 2020. As the Spring I and Spring II seasons of competition approach, the decision to compete will also come in accordance with the state of California and Kern County Public Health COVID-19 guidelines.
The abbreviated Spring I sports include: Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Soccer and Wrestling.
The abbreviated Spring II sports include Baseball, Softball, Beach Volleyball, Men's Golf, Swimming, Men's and Women's Tennis and Men's and Women's Track and Field.
The CCCAA Contingency plan can be viewed by clicking here.
"We are excited at the possibility of getting our teams back in action," said Interim Dean of Kinesiology/Athletic Director Reggie Bolton. "Our student athletes and coaches have been working and training throughout the fall amidst COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines and are anxious to be able to compete again."
Renegade Athletics, and the rest of the CCCAA came to a halt on March 19, 2020 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. On November 6 the CCCAA Board of Directors voted on to move forward with the Contingency Plan approved earlier in the summer, which provides CCCAA member institutions a framework for return to competition in the spring, while also providing decision-making guidance for institutions. The board also approved a motion to provide student-athletes a waiver of eligibility for any CCCAA competition during the 2020-21 athletic year in order to support the success, safety, and well-being of student-athletes.