Schools are responding this week to the opportunities of Division III Week, celebrating and promoting the ways in which Division III athletics provides a well-rounded collegiate experience for approximately 180,000 student-athletes. Hiram is one of 450 colleges and universities making up Division III, the NCAA’s largest membership division.
The week, April 8-14, offers the Division III schools an occasion to call attention to the academic, athletic and extra-curricular achievements of student-athletes. Simply, it is a celebration of outstanding student-athletes. Division III Week is an opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution or conference to recognize the powerful impact of athletics and student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community.
“The Division III experience provides the ideal platform for student-athletes to take responsibility for their own paths, follow their passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience,” said Athletic Director Tom Mulligan.
On April 7, a number of Hiram student-athletes volunteered their time to be a part of the Special Olympics on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. These student-athletes helped by being “buddies” with the participants, bringing them to their events, cheering them on and helping them in any way they needed.
“Hiram College student-athletes are passionate about their classroom learning experience and their participation in a competitive athletic environment,” Mulligan said. “They understand the importance of balancing the rigor of academics and athletics while pursuing the multitude of other co-curricular opportunities offered at Hiram.”