NCAA Division III

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The following are the latest updates in Division III:

SWA Program.  In early Oct., 30 Senior Woman Administrators participated in the Division III SWA Program 

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held in conjunction with the Women Leaders in College Sports Convention.  The professional development opportunity focused on preparing to become an AD, networking and engaging with the conference office.

Diversity Resource. The Division III staff created a one-page resource to highlight all of the division's diversity initiatives.  Click here to share it with your colleagues and student-athletes.

Woman of the Year.  Congratulations to Lizzy Crist, former Division III softball student-athlete and biomedical engineering major from Washington University (MO) for being recognized as the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year.

NCAA Convention.  Registration for the 2018 NCAA Convention is now open.  This year's Convention will be held Jan. 17-20 in Indianapolis. The student registration fee is $25.   Click here for a chart that provides a sampling of the programming the staff and Division III SAAC believe will be beneficial to Division III student attendees.  For a chart detailing the 2018 legislative proposals, including sponsor(s), intent and effective date, click here

Tip of the Quarter

How to keep emotions from leading your communications  Everyone agrees that communication is important, and most of us work hard to hone this essential skill.  However, if we looked at a dictionary’s definition of communication, we might learn that we are expressing our thoughts in a nonproductive, emotional manner rather than truly sharing how we feel about the situation, while acknowledging the other person’s views. 

Inside Perspective

We recently asked Kiki Jacobs, newly appointed athletics director at Roger Williams, a few questions. 
What is your elevator pitch for Division III? Division III athletics is the best. It is the "highest" Division where students can be successful in the classroom, on the athletic venues, and be a full member of the campus community.  I wouldn't be anywhere else.

What advice would you give someone seeking a career in Division III athletics?  1) Ask for advice; don't ask for a job; 2) Volunteer to do anything and everything; 3) Set up informational interviews; and 4) Get a master's degree.
Click here to read the remaining questions and answers.

Opportunities and News to Share!

Division III Committee Vacancies.  Interested in serving on an NCAA committee?  Check out the current openings and click here for the nomination form.

Diversity Spotlight.  Has your institution or conference hosted a diversity initiative or program?  For an opportunity to receive $500, be highlighted on and the Division III monthly update, submit your initiative or program for consideration by emailing a brief statement (no more than 500 words) to Jori Jasper.

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