Division III

Special Olympics Spotlight Winner - April 2017

After 620 total votes, Averett athletics host Special Olympics regional basketball tournament won the April Special Olympics Spotlight poll by garnering 70 percent of the total votes! The Averett University Cougars will receive $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event.

To submit a story for consideration, please email d3specialolympics@ncaa.org.

Diversity Spotlight Recipient - April 2017

Lawrence University is the recipient of the April Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative. The university hosted its first It's On Us campaign to prevent sexual assault. During the week-long campaign, several events took place on campus and on social media to drive the conversation. The campus was striving for 100% participation of students, faculty and staff to sign the It's On Us pledge online or on posters throughout the campus. Click here to see their It's On Us public service announcement that was featured at several athletics events.

To submit for consideration for the Diversity Spotlight Initiative, please email Reed Fogle or Julian Jones, with a brief statement (no more than 500 words) as to why your institution or conference office deserves to be the spotlight recipient. The nomination deadline is May 21.