NCAA Division III Athletics Week

NCAA Division III Athletics Week

The third annual NCAA Division III Week, spanning April 7th-13th, takes on new meaning this year as it is also Division III’s 40th anniversary year. The number 40 is significant in many ways as Division III represents 40 percent of the NCAA’s student-athletes and 40 percent of its member schools. This week is an opportunity for the 448 member schools of NCAA DIII to celebrate and promote the achievements of student-athletes on and off the field. Emory Athletics is joining in the nation-wide celebration of the academic, athletic, and co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements of our student-athletes.

More than 170,000 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 350 student-athletes playing on 18 different teams. Emory has a total of 16 Division III National Championship titles and 161 University Athletic Association Championship titles. We are one of just six schools in the nation—others include Stanford, Notre Dame, MIT, Washington University, and Johns Hopkins—to place among the top 20 of best national universities (20th) and in the top 10 in the NCADA Directors’ Cup for best all-around athletics program (2nd in 2012-2013). During the 2012-2013 school year, a total of 49 Emory athletes earned All-American acclaim, increasing our total to 760 since 1983-84. Emory scholar-athletes have distinguished themselves on the academic front with 145 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and 84 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships to date. With 67 awarded since 2000, Emory has the second most post-grad scholarships during the stretch.

In celebration of DIII Week and the 40th anniversary of Division III Athletics, 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- 9:30am - "Good Morning Eagles”
Golf- Emory Spring Invitational
Tuesday - 2pm/4pm DH - Softball
Wednesday - 11:00am-2:00pm- DIII Week Wonderful Wednesday; 2:30/4:30 DH - Softball
Thursday - 6:00-8:00pm Thank-a-Thon
Friday- 5:00pm-5:00am Relay for Life
Saturday- 1:00 Baseball
Sunday- 12:00 Baseball; 12:00/2:00pm DH – Softball

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 homepage or Facebook page for NCAA Division III. Follow DIII sports @NCAADIII #d3week #whyd3