The MIAA Celebrates NCAA Division III Week

The MIAA Celebrates NCAA Division III Week

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) celebrates NCAA Division III Week beginning Monday, April 4 through Sunday, April 10.

Members of the MIAA have several celebrations and activities planned both on campus and online. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members from each institution are also involved in the planning and implementation of festivities all week.

All this week we will highlight our shared academic accomplishments, athletic experiences as well as our leadership in community service and campus involvement.

Please follow MIAA1888 on Twitter and like the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association on Facebook for all of the latest information and updates. Show your support of Division III by using hashtags #D3Week and #WhyD3 and share your stories with us!

Some members will also make major announcements this week, so stay tuned.

Below is a list of planned events on our campuses as well as links to stories and online videos from our member schools.

ADRIAN
April 10 - 9th Annual Adrian College SAAC Field Day

ALBION
April 9 - Unified Bowling Event with Special Olympics Athletes
April 8 - Tackling Football and Audits
April 7 - Bosko Reflects on his DIII Experience (Men's Swimming & Diving) - VIDEO
April 6 - Oakes Reflects on his DIII Experience (Men's Basketball) - VIDEO
April 5 - Milligan Reflects on her DIII Experience (Volleyball) - VIDEO
April 4 - Hargrove Reflects On DIII Experience (Women's Swimming & Diving) - VIDEO
April 4 - Britons Make Difference At S.A.F.E. Place

ALMA
April 5 - Anti-bullying presentation on campus from Anthony Ianni, former player
April 5 - Kid's Field Day (Postponed due to weather)

CALVIN
April 8 - Philipose Finds Fit at Calvin College
April 7 - Jenna Lodewyk Sets Her Path At Calvin College
April 6 - Jessica Brasser: Assisting Everywhere
April 5 - Spoelhof Carries on Family Tennis Tradition at Calvin
April 4 - Wasserberger Work Ethic Helps Lead Calvin Baseball Team

HOPE
Soles4Souls Initiative - Shoe Donation(s)
#D3Week Hope Athletics Schedule

April 7 - Taylor Dever: Finding His Way in Life and Lacrosse
April 6 - Sam Otto: Engineering Project Leads To Underwater Drone Company
April 5 - Jane Pearson: Crunching Numbers On The Track, In The Classroom
April 4 - Abigale Cassella: Children Motivate Hope Lacrosse Senior To Be A Teacher

KALAMAZOO
It's on Us: Sexual Assault Awareness - VIDEO

April 8 - Faculty/Staff Day: If you played a sport in college, show off your own team’s spirit by wearing apparel that represents your alma mater and/or sport.
April 6 - Local Restaurant Day: Wear Kalamazoo College Athletics apparel to one of the following restaurants for a special deal (Comensoli’s Italian Bistro, Fazoli’s, Roma’s)
April 4 - Donut Day: Support your favorite team and wear Kalamazoo College Athletics gear to Hicks between 11-2 to receive a Sweetwater’s donut.

OLIVET
April 8 - Dallas James: #MyD3 story - VIDEO
April 7 - Leah Lupu: #MyD3 story - VIDEO
April 6 - Mitch Galloway: #MyD3 story - VIDEO
April 4 - NCAA Men's Basketball Championship viewing party in Mott Auditorium hosted by SAAC

SAINT MARY'S
It's on Us: Domestic Violence Awareness - VIDEO
April 10 - Unified Bowling Event with Special Olympics Athletes
April 4-10 - Daily tweets by @SMCBelles featuring student-athletes for #D3Week & sharing video interviews and testimonials on Facebook at GoBelles
April 4 - Fourth annual Belle Awards to recognize all student-athletes (developed by SAAC)

TRINE
#D3Week Trine Athletics Schedule

April 8 - Trine Student-Athletes Tell Us #WhyD3
April 8 - Press Conference Highlights
April 7 - #D3Week Announcement: Trine to Add Athletic Buildings, Hockey Programs
April 7 - #TrineTBT - see pictures of coaches and administrators from their days in youth sports
April 6 - Student-athlete campus cleanup; National Student-Athlete Day
April 5 - #MyD3 day on Social Media - tell us why you chose D3
April 5 - Community day event- free hot dogs, popcorn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice and elephant ears, free t-shirts at softball and baseball games
April 4 - Student-Athlete Jersey Day