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NCAA Prepares for Division III Week

Member institutions and conferences will celebrate the fourth annual NCAA Division III Week April 6-12, 2015. Division III provides well-rounded opportunities for more than 187,000 student-athletes across the country. The seven-day celebration coincides directly with National Student-Athlete day this year, which is celebrated annually on April 6.

“Although we are the largest membership division with the most student-athletes in the Association, Division III does not always receive the attention it deserves,” said NCAA Division III Vice President Dan Dutcher. “DIII week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our student-athletes in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in the community.”

The NCAA’s largest division encourages schools and conference offices to publicize at least one event during the national celebration. Event categories include academic accomplishments, athletic achievements and community outreach. Activities may range from student-athlete recognition at a game, to hosting a youth clinic or Special Olympics competition on campus.

Division III Week is part of the Division III Identity Initiative, established in 2010 to provide tools and programs to help define the division’s identity and enable schools and conferences to promote their membership.

Resources and activity ideas for the 2015 Division III Week can be found in the false. Schools and conferences can report activities by April 1 either through with the subject line “DIII Week” or the online reporting form.