Division II 40th Anniversary

Western Washington women’s team helps make dad’s dream come true

By Kate Carrico NCAA.org Each team competing in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight last week in San Antonio received a commemorative patch to wear on their uniforms. But for the Western Washington squad, the Elite Eight...

Memory of ‘Tricky’ Harris’ firm hand guides Virginia Union coach

By Joey Lamar For NCAA.org Thump! Barvenia Wooten didn’t hear a thing. Wooten was too focused on winning the 1982 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament championship. With her Virginia Union Panthers leading...

Baxter's decision opened door to groundbreaking career

By Matt Velazquez NCAA.org Sheila Baxter faced an important decision in the spring of 1973. A standout high school basketball player in Franklin, Va., Baxter had the ability to play at the highest level of college basketball and had to...

Mayer carries golf lessons into business world

By Sam King For NCAA.org Collin Mayer isn’t quite the golfer he was three years ago, but his skills on the links still come in handy in the business world. The 2010 St. Edward’s University graduate is just three years removed from being...

DII honors former student-athletes to celebrate 40th anniversary

Forty-eight former student-athletes will be honored by the NCAA throughout 2013 in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of NCAA Division II,. Developed through a partnership with the Division II Conference Commissioners Association, the...

NSIC student-athletes weigh in against drunk driving

By David Pickle NCAA.org The holidays will be difficult this year in Brad Bigler’s home. “It’s tough when the holidays come around, especially when you lose anybody,” said Southwest Minnesota State’s men’s basketball coach. “But not having...

Middle Atlantic Conference among centennial celebrants

By Gary Brown NCAA.org Quick: What do Princeton, Rutgers, Bucknell, Penn, Gettysburg, Swarthmore, Dickinson, Arcadia, Elizabethtown and Delaware have in common? If you answered that they’re all located in Middle Atlantic states, you would...

Up to the challenge

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org As a race approaches, Dalton Herendeen seems like any other college swimmer. He meticulously stretches his long limbs and 6-foot-4 frame. The focus, so readily apparent in his eyes, is obscured when he snaps on...

LSC officials like what they see on Monterrey visit

By David Pickle NCAA.org An early November trip to Monterrey reinforced the beliefs of key Lone Star Conference officials that Division II should extend its pilot program for international members to Mexican institutions. Pat O’Brien,...

We’ve come a long way, baby

By Nancy L. Meyer Title IX, the mandate that requires equal educational and athletics opportunity at federally funded educational institutions, became law when I was a high school athlete. Unfortunately for me and my teammates, the new law...

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