Grinnell College is among institutions and conferences celebrating the inaugural Division III week in the NCAA that will run until Sunday April, 15.
The event is part of Division III’s Identity Initiative, which was introduced in 2010 to sharpen the division’s identity and to enable schools and conferences to consistently explain why they prefer to compete in Division III.
As part of D-III Week, Sunday's 1 p.m. baseball game against Wartburg College has been designated as a "Blackout" event.
Those attending are encouraged to wear all black and join us as we celebrate DIII athletics and the achievements of Grinnell College student-athletes. A post-game ice-cream social will be sponsored by SAAC and PDC.
Division III is the NCAA’s largest and most diverse division, with more than 440 members, 40 conferences and 170,000 student-athletes.
Division III Week is an opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution or conference to observe the impact of athletics on the campus and surrounding community, as student-athletes engage in activities focusing on academic accomplishment, athletic experience and leadership/community service/campus involvement.
Running April 9 to 15, Division III Week celebrates the unique Division III student-athlete experience, which offers a highly competitive athletics environment, a commitment to academic excellence and time to pursue other interests.
Division III schools strive to provide student-athletes the opportunity to discover their potential and develop their passions through full participation in campus life, and ultimately to dedicate themselves to success as citizens and leaders in society.
Midwest Conference institutions will be taking part in Division III Week in many forms which include continued support in Special Olympic events, highlighting student-athletes through feature stories and recognizing the student-athletes at various athletic events.
Also for every new "like" or fan that joins the NCAA Division III Facebook page the NCAA Division III staff will donate $1 to Special Olympics North America, up to $5,000, so “like” the Facebook page and make a difference.
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