The Samford women’s tennis team was forced to cut their season short due to COVID-19.
Many seniors have since voiced their feelings about the matter, acknowledging that the situation is unfortunate but can be used as a learning experience.
One of those athletes is senior Holly May Horsfall.
“When I first found out that there was a chance the season was going to be cancelled, four of my senior teammates and I huddled together on the locker room floor in tears,” Horsfall said. “We were crushed there was a possibility we were never going to finish the season the way we deserved to, and the fact that we will never have a senior day or any closure killed us.”
Although Horsfall will not take advantage of the NCAA’s option to automatically renew another year of eligibility, she believes the opportunity is solid.
“I think the fifth year of eligibility is amazing,” Horsfall said. “It is just so difficult when a lot of us have planned our lives based on a May graduation.”
Although the season ended before anyone expected, Horsfall and her senior teammates are thankful for their time at the university.
“We are so grateful for our time and we wish we could have finished our season but it just wasn’t meant to be.”
The Bulldogs finished with a 7-6 overall record (0-0 SoCon).