A Missouri State baseball player is the school’s first student athlete to test positive for COVID-19.
The news of the player’s identity was first discovered by KOLR 10’s Matt Vereen, who said the player tested positive when going through MSU’s student athlete re-entry protocol.
The Show Me League then confirmed the news on Twitter.
“This exposure was the initial exposure from earlier this week,” the league posted. “We have had great cooperation with MSU, both health departments and the league as a whole. The system was designed to do just what it did.”
The student reportedly had not been on campus prior to their positive test.
Missouri State Athletics provided the following statement to OI:
We did have a baseball player test positive for COVID-19 as part of our student-athlete re-entry protocol. This athlete will now be quarantined for two weeks before being re-tested.
It is important to note that the university’s re-entry protocol has worked as it was designed to do, preventing an asymptomatic athlete from participating in voluntary workouts, using athletic facilities, or being around other MSU student-athletes until going through the rigors of that process.