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Playing through the pandemic

Alma College athletes worked hard to stay in the classroom and on the field this year.

The pandemic was challenging for student-athletes, but Scots sports teams did all they could to continue to excel. The Scots competitive cheerleading team was named the NCA Advanced All-Girl Division III champions in April, while Alma’s STUNT team won the inaugural Division III STUNT National Championship on May 2. The Alma College dance team was named the NDA Division III Team Performance Champions.

Bowling, track and field and softball also enjoyed strong seasons. Bowling won the Collegiate Club Championships on April 11, while several women’s track and field student-athletes qualified for the Division III Elite Indoor Championships that took place on March 12. On the men’s side, Nolan Rowland was named MIAA champion in the pole vault at the conference outdoor championships, which Alma hosted in May. Softball reached the MIAA Championships Series.

Although there were restrictions, some Scots supporters were in the stands in spirit the entire season, as the athletic department gave the opportunity to purchase fan cutouts. As the winter term progressed, family members of participating student-athletes, as well as campus community members, were allowed to attend athletic events.

Story published on August 13, 2021