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Reports: NCAA to grant waivers to senior athletes

Spring sports seniors to get extra season
Dalton’s Key Hit Locks Up SBC Championship Game Spot for No. 7 Ragin’ Cajuns
Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 17:04:54-04

Thursday's NCAA announcement canceling spring championships hit many senior athletes like a load of bricks.

Friday, new news may lighten the load. Reports say that the NCAA will allow spring seniors one more season.

Louisiana Athletic director Dr. Bryan Maggard was asked about this possibility during Thursday's press conference discussing the season's cancellation. He said conversations were already being had and didn't rule out this possibility of the extension.

A year of extra eligibility could breathe new life to Cajuns's softball, which appeared to be on the fast track to the Women's College World Series. Seniors like Megan Kleist, Summer Ellyson, and Alissa Dalton, among others, could play one more year in the vermilion and white, extending the Cajuns' championship hopes into 2021.