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Wilson Athletics Set to Celebrate NCAA Division III Week

Posted: April 5, 2012

April 9th through the 15th, Wilson College Athletics is participating in the first nationwide celebration of NCAA Division III week. This week celebrates the unique Division III student-athlete experience, which offers a highly competitive athletic environment, a commitment to academic excellence and time to pursue other interests and passions.

April 9th through the 15th, Wilson College Athletics is participating in the first nationwide celebration of NCAA Division III week. This week celebrates the unique Division III student-athlete experience, which offers a highly competitive athletic environment, a commitment to academic excellence and time to pursue other interests and passions. Wilson’s student-athletes are among early 180,000 students who play varsity sports in the NCAA’s largest division. Division III student-athletes play for the love of the game, while striving to excel in the classroom and demonstrate leadership, community service and campus involvement.

Several events are scheduled for the celebration throughout the week. The week will kick off Monday, April 9th with NCAA Division III Discover, Develop, Dedicate Video Day. The NCAA video will be shown throughout the Wilson College campus detailing the Division III experience and philosophy. On Wednesday, April 11th Wilson Athletics will sponsor Spread the Word to End the Word, a NCAA Division III Special Olympics initiative. Wilson student-athletes will led the event by raising awareness of the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the words “retard” or retarded” and asking campus community to sign a banner pledging not to use the R-word. The week’s celebration will culminate on Sunday, April 15th with Pink Out games for both the Wilson softball and lacrosse teams at 1:00 PM at Kris’s Meadow. The teams ask fans to wear pink to support and raise awareness for breast cancer research. Wilson’s APPLE team will also sponsor a non-alcoholic tailgate with free hot dogs and drinks. For a full list of scheduled events, please visit www.wilson.edu/athletics.

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Last Updated: April 5, 2012