SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) and its 10 member institutions will join the rest of the NCAA Division III in the seventh annual Division III Week, which will take place from April 2 to April 8.
Check back here as we highlight some of the great activities going on at our member campuses.
WHAT IS DIVISION III WEEK?
Division III Week is a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution to observe and celebrate the impact athletics and student-athletes have on campus and in the surrounding community. During the week, every Division III school and conference office is encouraged to conduct an outreach activity that falls into one of three categories: academic accomplishment; athletic experience; or leadership/community service/campus involvement. Division III Week is a strategic initiative that achieves its desired impact from a unity of effort. It harnesses everyone working toward the same goal at the same time to build a greater awareness and understanding of Division III athletics.
A special @NCAADIII Week Thank you to the @CurryAdmission office and staff, who are busy preparing four our Accepted Students Day this Saturday! #GoColonels #BleedPurple #whyD3 #D3Week #Academics #CollegeAdmissions pic.twitter.com/nzuhEkXZVb— Curry Athletics (@CurryColonels) April 4, 2018
- Endicott turned its Instagram account over to a couple of student-athletes for a social media takeover
#D3Week: Developing yourself through activities outside of your sport is one of the many hallmarks of the @NCAADIII experience. We couldn't think of a better way to do that than studying abroad. #gogulls— Endicott Athletics (@ECGulls) April 5, 2018
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#DYK❓This past fall, 6⃣1⃣ Leopard student-athletes were named to the Dean’s list (3.5 or higher) including 3 student-athletes who earned a perfect 4.0. 26 were recognized as CCC Academic All-Conference, & the cumulative GPA of our 350 student-athletes was 3.051! #D3week #WhyD3 pic.twitter.com/Mln4o2ysjG— Wentworth Leopards (@witathletics) April 4, 2018
IG takeover day ��! Pop over to Instagram (@ witathletics) to get a sneak peak at a day in the life of an athlete on co-op with @WITVolleyball’s Kayla Gendreau! #WhyD3 #D3Week #goWIT pic.twitter.com/5u9Nq54pNg— Wentworth Leopards (@witathletics) April 6, 2018
Giving back is a huge component of participating in @NCAADIII. Today, WIT men’s hockey raised over $11,000 for childhood cancer research, and several key members of our family shaved their heads, including AD Cheryl Aaron, FAR Jack Duggan & sophomore Liam McKay. #whyD3 #d3week pic.twitter.com/ptls8oXnXG— Wentworth Leopards (@witathletics) April 7, 2018
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND
Chris Quarles, a junior from Naugatuck, Conn. majoring in industrial engineering, will serve as the captain of @wnefb during his senior campaign next fall. Chris has been a part of conference championship teams in each of his first three years as a Golden Bear. #d3week #whyd3 pic.twitter.com/pyVh8Gt5jx— WNE Golden Bears (@WNE_GoldenBears) April 3, 2018
Erika Sheinhait, a two-year captain for the WNE Swim Team, will graduate from WNE in December with both a bachelor's degree in sport management and a master's degree in business administration. #d3week #whyd3 pic.twitter.com/4cIOK4rqLw— WNE Golden Bears (@WNE_GoldenBears) April 3, 2018
Senior Preston Stolberg of the Men's Lacrosse team, a mechanical engineering major, was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National Student-Athlete honor society last spring. #d3week #whyd3 pic.twitter.com/gFciECHL11— WNE Golden Bears (@WNE_GoldenBears) April 4, 2018
Paige Uliase, a sophomore on the @WNESoftball team from Meriden, Conn., is majoring in Law & Society at WNE. Paige was an All-CCC third team selection as a freshman last spring! #d3week #whyD3 #ncaad3 pic.twitter.com/QfSZmzMD7P— WNE Golden Bears (@WNE_GoldenBears) April 4, 2018
Meg Gilhool, a junior health sciences major from Montrose, Pa., started all 27 games for @WNEwbasketball this past season and averaged career-highs across the board. #d3week #whyd3 pic.twitter.com/SQeKR1lJu3— WNE Golden Bears (@WNE_GoldenBears) April 6, 2018
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.