The decision was reached by the LSC Council of Presidents with the health, safety and wellness of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, athletic staffs and fans as the top priority.
The announcement aligns with the recent NCAA decision to cancel all spring championship events due to the evolving COVID-19 public health threat.
"The NCAA's decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for spring student-athletes and the subsequent swift action of our conference leadership are prudent and just actions, and they should be applauded." West Texas A&M Director of Athletics Michael McBroom said. "My heart hurts for the student-athletes both at WT and across the country, but this will be a momentary window of time and the stadiums and arenas across the country will soon again fill and allow fans to support our teams."