Emory Athletics To Celebrate Division III Week

Emory Athletics To Celebrate Division III Week

Emory University will celebrate NCAA Division III Week, which tips-off Monday, April 6th with National Student-Athlete Day and continues until Sunday, April 12th. This week is an opportunity for the 450 member schools of NCAA DIII to recognize and promote the achievements of student-athletes on and off the field. Emory University is joining in the nation-wide celebration by highlighting the academic, athletic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular achievements of our own student-athletes.

More than 185,000 student-athletes make up Division III, the largest NCAA division both in number of participants and number of schools. Emory University's student-athletes thrive in the DIII community with approximately 400 student-athletes playing on 18 intercollegiate teams. Emory has a total of 18 Division III National Championship titles and 167 University Athletic Association Conference Championship titles. We are one of just seven schools in the nation—others include Stanford, Notre Dame, MIT, Washington University, Duke, and Johns Hopkins—to place among the top 20 of best national universities (20th) and in the top 10 in the NACDA Directors' Cup for best all-around athletics program (7th in 2013-2014). During the 2013-2014 school year, a total of 41 Emory athletes earned All-American acclaim, increasing our total to 801 since 1983-84. Emory scholar-athletes have distinguished themselves on the academic front with 154 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and 92 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships to date. With 75 awarded since 2000, Emory has the second most post-grad scholarships during the stretch.

In celebration of NCAA DIII Week, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and athletic department will be conducting programs to celebrate Emory Athletics' history of academic success, athletic experience, leadership, and community involvement. The main focus of the week is our "Thank-a-Thon" on Thursday evening, which is an opportunity for student-athletes to thank donors, and current or former coaches, teammates, and professors for their continued support.

The following is the schedule of events taking place on campus during DIII Week:


Monday- National Student-Athlete Day

9:00am-10:00am - "Good Morning Eagles"

Golf – Emory Spring Invitational @ Barnsley Resort (Adairsville, GA)

Tuesday –

Golf – Emory Spring Invitational @ Barnsley Resort (Adairsville, GA)

            Baseball – vs. Berry @ 3 PM

            Softball – vs. North Alabama @ 3 PM and 5 PM

Wednesday - 11:00am-2:00pm- DIII Week Wonderful Wednesday

            Baseball - at Oglethorpe @ 7 PM

Thursday - 8:00pm-9:00pm Thank-a-Thon

            Softball – vs. Agnes Scott @ 3 PM and 5 PM 


            M Tennis – vs. Skidmore (Middlebury, VT) @ 4 PM

            M&W Track & Field – Catamount Classic (Cullowhee, NC)


            Baseball – at Maryville (Tenn.) @ 4 PM

            Softball – vs. Georgia Highland @ 12 PM & 2 PM

            M&W Track & Field – Catamount Classic (Cullowhee, NC)

            W Track & Field – Spec Towns Invitational (Athens, GA)

            M Tennis – vs. Tufts (Middlebury, VT) @ 10 AM


            Baseball – at Maryville (Tenn.) @ 4 PM

            M Tennis – at Middlebury @ 10 AM

We welcome you to join us in celebrating DIII Week, and we thank you for your continued support of Emory Athletics!

For more information on DIII Week, visit the NCAA.org homepage or Facebook page for NCAA Division III. Follow DIII sports @NCAADIII @EmoryAthletics @EmoryAthletes @EmoryEagleEdge #d3week #whyd3