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Virginia Cancels Women's Basketball Season Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Virginia women's basketball team announced on Thursday that the program will not complete the remainder of its season due to health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement from the team, the decision to cancel the rest of the season came after the program postponed or canceled six games due to COVID-19 protocols. Injuries have also left Virginia with a depleted roster that impacts the team's ability to practice and compete.

"We have the pleasure of coaching a very resilient group of young women who have fought through injuries, a strict COVID-19 protocol and all the mental battles that come with it," coach Tina Thompson said.