Although Berry is a NCAA DIII institution that doesn’t offer athletic scholarships, there are many student athletes who are attracted to Berry because of its program’s competitive reputations.
Mason Kinsey made Berry history on April 25, becoming the first Viking ever to sign with a NFL team when he joined the Tennessee Titans as a free agent.
The question of student athletes making money has been a hot topic in college sports for many years.
NCAA DIII has suspended all fall championships and the decision is still pending on potential championships in the spring.
Though student athletes may be those most obviously affected by the lack of a fall season this semester, they are not the only ones.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had the cancellation of not only the spring athletic season, but the fall season as well.
On Aug. 26, Atlanta United was scheduled to play Inter Miami C.F. in Major League Soccer, while the Atlanta Dream was set to face-off with the Washington Mystics in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
On July 23, Berry announced the hire of Kathy Brown as the new head coach for the women’s soccer team.
Although competitive play for fall sports has been suspended, the Berry Intramural and Recreation Departments are taking the necessary precautions in order to continue to provide a variety of different competitive and leisure activities for students, faculty, and staff.
Though all competitive play was suspended for the season, fall sports teams will soon resume practice with new COVID-19 guidelines.