In mid-June, the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) announced the cancellation of the fall 2020 athletics season. Lethbridge College and the Kodiaks Athletics program fully endorse the ACAC’s decision and appreciate the conference’s commitment to putting the health and safety of our student-athletes first. We look forward to the ACAC’s planned resumption of competition beginning in January.
As a teaching and learning institution, supporting student-athletes is part of our core business, so we are pleased to announce the Kodiaks will be able to resume training this fall. Teams can begin training on their usual schedules as long as they are following recommended health protocols.
Kodiaks teams and student-athletes will have access to the PE Building, including the Val Matteotti Gymnasium and fitness centre. Kodiaks teams may also pursue exhibition games and competitions in the fall at the discretion of the Kodiaks administration team.
We will honour all athletic scholarships for our student-athletes. With training, exhibition play and the planned resumption of the ACAC schedule in January, our Kodiaks are still balancing all the requirements asked of our student-athletes and it’s important we support them.
Due to the uncertainties and adjustments surrounding the upcoming season, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced student-athletes participating in any ACAC-sponsored sport in 2020-21 will not be charged with a year of eligibility.
The Kodiaks are a key part of our identity, and they help unite our campus. When we say #WeAreAllKodiaks, we mean it. The efforts of our Kodiaks student-athletes represent the best of our community, and it will feel very different not having our teams to cheer on this fall. In particular, we were looking forward to hosting the 2020 ACAC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships in October. We look forward to seeing a full house cheering on our Kodiaks as soon as that is possible. Until then, thanks for your support of our student-athletes and the contributions they make to a vibrant campus.
Kodiaks Athletics was built on a hunger for athletic prowess and academic excellence. Our history is dominated by championship wins, athletic awards and academic recognition. At Lethbridge College, success is not only defined by athletic performance, it is measured by academic achievement.
The Kodiak bear was chosen as our mascot to recognize our relationship with the University of Alberta. It was the approval of the University of Alberta that moved Lethbridge College from a vision into a reality. In the same family as U of A’s Golden Bear, the Kodiak truly represents the spirit of our athletics program.
Implemented by Athletics Manager Todd Caughlin, The Kodiaks athletics program is based on core beliefs represented by the Three Pillars:
- Academic Accountability – commit in the classroom. It’s you that controls your outcome.
- Athletics Excellence – leave it on the court, field and track competing the right way.
- Student Athlete Experience – get involved! Support those that support you.
Our Kodiaks teams are actively involved in the community, through various volunteer initiatives throughout the season, athletes and staff pride themselves on giving back to the community that supports them.
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