Iowa Men’s Gymnastics cut after this season

Letter from Bruce Harreld, President and Gary Barta, Director of Athletics:

…  In consultation with the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, we have made the decision to discontinue four of our varsity sports programs at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year: men’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and men’s tennis.

Each of these teams will have the opportunity to compete in their upcoming 2020-21 seasons, should the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 permit, before they are discontinued at the varsity level. …

All existing scholarships will be honored through graduation for those student-athletes who choose to remain at Iowa.  If a student-athlete wishes to transfer to another institution, we will assist them in every way possible.  In addition, we will continue to provide academic and mental health support as requested.  The contracts of affected coaches will be honored. …

related – Iowa becomes first from Big Ten to cut sports amid pandemic; Wisconsin Badgers not planning to follow

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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