SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) and its nine member institutions will join the rest of the NCAA Division III in the annual celebration of the division, Division III Week, which will take place from April 1 to April 7.
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.
[THREAD] In honor of #D3Week, we'd like to share stories that embody the three tenants of @NCAADIII - Discover, Develop, Dedicate— Endicott Athletics (@ECGulls) April 3, 2019
Let's get to it... @Alexbarmore_ ������������������ her calling
STORY 1 ➡️ https://t.co/ggX1C1Yt4w
STORY 2 ➡️ https://t.co/ls8bT9pxmW pic.twitter.com/MOQVPkpNv2
“Character is pushing yourself to get better on and off the court. It’s giving full effort despite circumstances that you have no control over. Playing basketball at the DIII level allows me to show this character while competing with my teammates.” -Sarah Gibbs ‘20#WhyD3 pic.twitter.com/qUn0I2edrk— Gordon Athletics (@gordonathletics) April 5, 2019
“Leadership is doing the grunt work for those around you to be lifted up to succeed. It is to serve your team and provide the resources, tools, motivations, and passion for your teammates to grow and pay it forward to the next generation of team members.” Sebastián Toro ’20 pic.twitter.com/WxysfrgprZ— Gordon Athletics (@gordonathletics) April 5, 2019
“As Gordon's SAAC President, I like DIII because it allows me to compete in the game that I love to play but also provides the opportunity to serve immensely throughout the college and the community.” -Alec Willey ’19 #whyd3 #d3week #cccbase #gcbase #wearegordon pic.twitter.com/Ez3Pd48ZzA— Gordon Athletics (@gordonathletics) April 3, 2019
“To me competition is more than simply a win or a loss. Competition is about the hard work and determination that takes place the days or weeks before that big game or meet. DIII basketball allowed for me to fall in love with that process of preparation.“ -Garrisson Duvivier ‘19 pic.twitter.com/CNmaZ7ZDgy— Gordon Athletics (@gordonathletics) April 3, 2019
“DIII affords me the opportunity to compete at a high level while also taking advantage of recreational sports and other activities that college has to offer.”— Gordon Athletics (@gordonathletics) April 2, 2019
-Devin Lacroix ‘20 #d3week #whyd3 #wearegordon #cccwsoc #gcws pic.twitter.com/Ja7x2hv2VT
Day 2 of D3 Week was SAAC Awareness Day! The committee put on a bake sale (which is still happening now) during our home lacrosse games! Stop by if you can and check out the amazing baked goods (especially the Oreo balls) and support our athletes! #gohawks pic.twitter.com/5gNT2O36S1— RWU Athletics (@RWU_Athletics) April 2, 2019
Day one of DIII week was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our student athletes! A huge shoutout to James Blue, Daniele Rossner, Sip-Sip Hooray, and Bon Apetite for making the first day awesome! #gohawks #d3week #whyd3 pic.twitter.com/7x7Y8vXNZy— RWU Athletics (@RWU_Athletics) April 1, 2019
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
Did you know that 3️⃣4️⃣ members of our staff played @NCAADIII athletics? That includes athletic trainer Allison Noyes, who was a member of the softball team at @CCC_Sports rival @ECGulls! #whyd3 #d3week pic.twitter.com/dYsbV582Vr— Wentworth Leopards (@witathletics) April 4, 2019
��@NCAADIII ��������������-athletes must manage their busy class schedules, along with the demands of their sport.— Wentworth Leopards (@witathletics) April 3, 2019
Read about why Connor Beaudet chose to play D3 hockey, & how he has excelled professionally with our coop program!
➡️https://t.co/QCVslCAcJv#D3Week #whyD3 pic.twitter.com/vy1ezm5eP0
For day 2️⃣ of #D3Week, we’re taking you behind the scenes of what a typical game day is like for a student-athlete at WIT!— Wentworth Leopards (@witathletics) April 2, 2019
Follow us @ witathletics as @WLAX_WIT senior Jenna Tetreau takes over the account in preparation for the Leopards’ game at UNE! #whyd3 @NCAADIII pic.twitter.com/DV3AJCHGJ0
Today marks the first day of @NCAADIII Week! Make sure to check back here & on Instagram (@ witathletics) for some facts & features throughout the week!— Wentworth Leopards (@witathletics) April 1, 2019
*NCAA Division III is composed of approximately 194,405 student-athletes, 325 of which play for the Leopards!#whyD3 #D3Week pic.twitter.com/kdowZgNPCe
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND
�� Attention Golden Bears! ��— WNE Golden Bears (@WNE_GoldenBears) April 4, 2019
We will be hosting a #D3Week student-athlete appreciation breakfast tomorrow morning at 10 AM outside the main athletics office!
Stop by for a bagel, fruit, and yogurt/granola!
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.