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DIII Special Olympics profile: Cassandra Contigiani

When Cassandra Contigiani was a freshman in high school, she witnessed her first Special Olympics unified event at the New Hampshire high school girls soccer tournament.

Creating an Inclusive Culture

How can athletics diversify its job candidate pools and place more women and ethnic minorities in leadership positions? According to the schools and conferences now seeing success, it all starts with a culture check.

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...

Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program

The Board established a fund for limited resource institutions to fund degree completion. Schools defined as Limited Resource Institutions (LRI) within the past five years are eligible for funding. For schools eligible for the Former...

Did not attest in 2018-19

Name Division Conference Holy Names University II Pacific West Conference Pfeiffer University II USA South Athletic Conference College of New Rochelle III N/A Colorado College III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Adding public voices

Updated Aug. 8, 2018 Public members not affiliated with the NCAA or member schools will join the NCAA Board of Governors to bring fresh perspectives and independent judgment. At the NCAA Convention in January, NCAA members from Divisions I...

Stronger accountability, penalties

Updated Aug. 8, 2018 To deter future violations, presidents, coaches and staff have stronger, clearer accountability expectations and face increased penalties if they break the rules. Changes include: Stronger president and chancellor...

More efficient, binding enforcement system

Updated Aug. 8, 2018 New responsibilities and obligations solidify effective and fair enforcement of NCAA rules. Changes include: Responsibility to cooperate As a term of employment, school presidents and athletics staff must commit...


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