Editor's note: This story first appeared in the winter 2020 issue of the Hearts Together, a special joint campus magazine publication of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor.


CUAA’s fall athletics programs continue to navigate schedule changes that had to shift due to COVID. At this point, winter and spring seasons are continuing as planned.

NAIA conferences and institutions held the autonomy to schedule fall games as they saw fit, playing entire schedules in the fall, spring, or a hybrid of both seasons. Football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and the men’s and women’s cross country national championships were all affected by this decision.

The Cardinals are also on the winning end of two national championship hosting bids for 2021–22. Together with the Ann Arbor Sports Commission, the Cardinals will serve as host for the NAIA Competitive Cheer and Dance Championships in both 2021 and 2022, as well as the host for the 2021 NAIA Women’s Golf Championship. Both national championships will be held off campus at local facilities in Washtenaw County.

For full details on Cardinals athletics, visit concordiacardinals.com.

The winter 2020 Hearts Together magazine hit mailboxes in mid-November. View a PDF version of the magazine here. If you are not on our mailing list, but are interested in receiving a free copy, email Jennifer.Hackmann@cuaa.edu.

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is manager of campus communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor. She may be reached at rachel.thoms@cuaa.edu or 734-995-7403.

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