By David Klassen
Two more teams have withdrawn from the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC), but this time it wasn’t because of low player turnout.
The men’s and women’s volleyball teams from Assiniboine Community College (ACC) and the men’s basketball team from Oak Hills Christian College (OHCC) have withdrawn from the rest of the 2012-13 season.
“This is the most unfortunate news we could have come back to after the holiday break,” said Larry Shannon, ACC’s athletic director. “Primarily, it is a case of academic standing, whereas half of the players on each of the teams did not maintain the required weighted grade point average to continue with ACC’s athletic program. The college is committed to supporting the varsity sports programs that we currently offer and will be looking at strategies to ensure that the 2013-14 season is successful as possible.”
It’s the first time that ACC’s volleyball teams have been forced to withdraw from league competition. After a complete campaign in 2010-11, this is OHCC’s second straight incomplete season.