The University of the Virgin Islands’ athletics department is under scrutiny from its national college sanctioning body and could face additional and expanded penalties as a result.

Last week’s cancellation of the annual International Optimist Regatta upset many in the junior sailing community and its supporters, both in the U.S. Virgin Islands and beyond.

The athletics department at the University of the Virgin Islands underwent a major shakeup recently, with the departures of both the head coach of the men’s basketball team and the college’s athletics director.

ST. THOMAS — Organizers of the International Optimist Regatta on Wednesday announced the cancellation the 2020 event, citing health and safety recommendations taken by the Bryan administraton. The event was scheduled for June 15-21.

St. Thomas native Aliyah Boston earned what is likely her biggest national award Monday, as she was named the winner of the Lisa Leslie Award for women’s college basketball’s top center by the College Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Association.

St. Thomas native Aliyah Boston earned another national award Wednesday night, as she was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s NCAA Division 1 Freshman of the Year for the 2019-2020 season.

ST. THOMAS — The St. Thomas Jaguars won the eighth annual Small Fry Paradise Showdown tournament, held March 13-14 at Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School’s Audie Henneman Gymnasium.

While the race season is on hold for swimmers because of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, two U.S. Virgin Islands swimmers have secured their future plans to compete at the collegiate level.

St. Thomas native Aliyah Boston earned another national award Wednesday when she was named the inaugural winner of the Tamika Catchings Freshman of the Year Award by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Like most athletes around the world, Chantel Malone, Adriel Sanes and Teddy Weller have been waiting and wondering if the 2020 Summer Olympics would go on as scheduled (or not) due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

Julian “The Hawk” Jackson fought in more than five dozen professional boxing matches all over the world — Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, New York, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, even Ecuador and Spain.

ST. CROIX — Central High School’s varsity boys basketball team held off island rivals Educational Complex High School’s fourth-quarter rally to win 70-66 on Saturday and claim the St. Croix Interscholastic Athletic Association league championship.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — As Winthrop guard Hunter Hale fired the ball into the air just after the final horn on March 8, it became real — the Eagles were Big South tournament champions.

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