Members of the Capital Athletic Conference are participating in the National Student-Athlete Day (April 6) and NCAA Division III Week (April 8-14) celebrations in a variety of ways, including recognizing Deans List students at events, posting special items on websites, etc. Here is a look at each institutional plan.
STATE announced that it will celebrate NCAA
Division III Week and National Student-Athlete Day from April 6-14,
2013. FSU has released its schedule of events, including a BBQ
cookout, banner contest, trivia night and tug-of-war, as well as a
special website, to celebrate student-athletes' academic
achievements and athletics accomplishments, in addition to their
campus leadership and their involvement in community service.
Anyone interested in following Division III Week can do so through the FSU athletic website at www.frostburgsports.com or by following DIII Week on twitter at @FSU_D3Week or through facebook at www.facebook.com/FSUD3WEEK.
WASHINGTON will recognize all student-athletes at
Saturday's women's lacrosse game against York College, and will
also recognize all student-athletes with a 3.0 cumulative
grade-point average later this month at its annual athletics
UMW will focus on a student-athlete each day for Division III week, with each student-athlete explaining why they chose Division III. UMW will host a Spring Jubilee Day on April 10, with four home contests. The carnival-like atmosphere will include PSAs on Division III athletics, and the day will celebrate Division III athletics at its best.
SALISBURY Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is holding its second annual Salisbury Survivor 5K challenge on April 14 at 7:30 a.m. The three-mile course through the SU campus will feature a variety of physical obstacles and challenges with all proceeds benefitting Lower Shore Special Olympics.
The ST. MARY’S Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting a campus-wide tailgate on Saturday, April 6, starting at 11:30 am. The tailgate will feature music, food, and fun activities for all varsity athletes as well as all the campus clubs. The following day (April 7), the Seahawks will be holding their second annual Southern Maryland Special Olympics Field Day and then the members of our SMCM 3.0 Club as well as the Special Olympians will be recognized at the CAC baseball game versus Frostburg State University.
For the second annual NCAA Division III Week, we will be featuring selected student-athletes and coaches throughout the week on www.smcmathletics.com. The SAAC is also putting on Family Feud between the 17 varsity sports, starting Monday and wrapping up at the end of the week.
WESLEY will honor over 122 student-athletes at halftime of Saturday's men’s lacrosse game against St. Mary’s that had either a 3.0 or better grade point average in the Fall semester or a 3.0 overall GPA.