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NCAA Division III 50 for 50th Special Olympics Challenge Results

Special Olympics celebrated its 50th anniversary in July 2018. In honor of this occasion, DIII SAAC challenged all Division III institutions to have at least 50 student-athletes participate in one or more Special Olympics events between August 2018 and April 2019. The results are in and Division III SAAC could not be prouder of its student-athletes, institutions and conferences.

As of April 30, 2019, 53 institutions reported completing the 50 for 50th Special Olympics Challenge. Those institutions are:

  • Allegheny College
  • Beck College
  • Bryn Athyn College
  • Carthage College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Catholic University
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Denison University
  • DeSales University (DeSales)
  • Eastern Nazarene College
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Emory University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham
  • Geneva College
  • Goucher College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Haverford College
  • Hollins University
  • Illinois College
  • Juniata College
  • King's College (Pennsylvania)
  • Lake Forest College
  • Marietta College
  • Marymount University (Virginia)
  • Misericordia University
  • Mitchell College
  • Moravian College
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Olivet College
  • Penn State University Abington
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Shenandoah University
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • St. John's University (Minnesota)
  • St. Norbert College
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • Susquehanna University (Susquehanna)
  • Thomas College
  • University of Lynchburg
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • University of the Ozarks (Arkansas)
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • Vassar College
  • Waynesburg University
  • Wells College
  • Wesleyan University (Connecticut)
  • Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
  • Worcester State University

Each of these institutions will receive a token of appreciation from Division III SAAC. Additionally, DeSales, RPI and Susquehanna reported the highest percentage of participation by student-athletes and will face off during the May Spotlight Poll for the grand prize. Please visit the Division III Special Olympics website to vote for your favorite activity.