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William & Mary cutting seven sports after 2021 academic year

William & Mary says it will cut seven of its 23 intercollegiate sports at the end of the 2021 academic year because of budget constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic.

"The pandemic has made these budget constraints acute and has brought us to a point of reckoning," the university said in a letter distributed Thursday and signed by university president Katherine Rowe, provost Peggy Agouris and athletic director Samantha K. Huge.

The sports being cut are men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming, men's indoor and outdoor track & field and women's volleyball.

The school says the cuts will impact 118 student-athletes and 13 coaches, and that all athletes who choose to do so will remain on scholarship and graduate as scheduled.