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‘Why D3’ show focuses on campus, community impact

The newest episode of The #WhyD3 Show features a multisport student-athlete at DeSales University who has found her calling tending to medically needy Haitians, along with stories about others at Division III institutions who are making an impact on their campuses and in their communities.

The #WhyD3 Show is supported by Division III and is hosted by Dave McHugh,  broadcast director for the network of websites that helps produce the show. The monthly series features student-athletes, coaches, teams, athletics programs and conferences doing more than just competing for wins and championships. The show is celebrating the “three D’s” of Division III — discover, develop and dedicate — while focusing more attention outside of competition.

The recently posted October episode features an interview with Alyssa Brandt, who has played soccer and competed in track and field at DeSales. The show also features:

  • Mount St. Joseph University basketball freshman Lauren Hill, diagnosed with inoperable cancer, who will play in her team’s game Nov. 2 against Hiram College.
  • A story from NCAA Champion magazine on the pain and motivation resulting from the loss of a cross country teammate at Wilmington College (Ohio).
  • The first in a series asking student-athletes to answer – in three words -- the question, whyD3?

The #WhyD3 Show premiered in September with an interview with NCAA Division III Vice President Dan Dutcher.

More information about the show can be found here.