Division III

Special Olympics Spotlight Winner - September 2017

After 1786 total votes, Wartburg Hosts Annual Unified Sports Day won the September Special Olympics Spotlight poll by gathering 45 percent (804) of the total votes! Wartburg College will receive $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event.

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

Diversity Spotlight Initiative - August 2017

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is the recipient of the August Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative. The conference hosted an educational seminar for administrators and coaches. The two-session seminar was attended by more than 50 MIAC administrators and coaches representing all conference institutions. The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) guided attendees on several interactive and engaging exercises to discuss diversity, inclusion and implicit bias through the lens of athletics. Click here for the full story.

To submit an initiative for consideration, please email Jori Jasper, with a brief statement (no more than 500 words) as to why your institution or conference office deserves to be the spotlight recipient. Click here for past winners.