For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyday lives. For sports fans and those who work in the industry, expectations and routines have been put on hold.
Many universities, including Kansas State, have suspended in-person classes and moved to cancel all spring sporting events for the rest of the semester. This also means some senior athletes are seeing their final seasons cut short.
Some K-State senior athletes have taken to social media to share their reactions to the news.
Senior forward Peyton Williams, who finished her volleyball career in the fall, had her last women’s basketball Big 12 Tournament cancelled before it even started.
— Peyton Williams (@pqwill11) March 12, 2020
A few seniors from the baseball team also shared their disappointment for the abrupt end to the season. College baseball players will also not have a chance to play in the College World Series come June.
An awful feeling to have something you’ve been working to achieve for several years, taken from you. Tough day for all of college baseball, especially seniors https://t.co/zTXbIYpVWx
— Kasey Ford (@kc_ford12) March 12, 2020
Just an empty feeling rn
— Brett Lockwood (@brettlockwood57) March 12, 2020
Absolutely unreal https://t.co/yG0gyyscws
— Luke Bay (@luke__bay) March 12, 2020
The baseball team was 10-7 in its second year under head coach Pete Hughes. The Wildcats had their eyes set on making it to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series in June before the season was cut short.