#D3MIAA Celebrates NCAA Division III Week

#D3MIAA Celebrates NCAA Division III Week

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) celebrates NCAA Division III Week beginning Monday, April 3 through Sunday, April 9.

Member institutions of the MIAA have several 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.

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!

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



Division III Week Activities


April 3 - Kick Off Monday - Free skating at Arrington - 7-9 p.m. (Donation for Special Olympics requested)

April 4 - Motivational Tuesday - Ritchie Dinner Special D3Night - 5-7 p.m.

April 5 - Ribbons Day - Support Students Presenting - All Day

April 6 - #WhyD3 - Social media focus

April 7 - School Color Day

April 8 - School Spirit Saturday

April 9 - Special Olympics Sunday - Adrian College Special Olympics Soccer Tournament vs. Olivet - 3 p.m.


Social Media takeover - Each team will take over its twitter on a selected day of the week with highlights of a day in the life of a student-athlete


SAAC will have a series of tweets highlighting MIAA championships won by Albion teams
Stay tuned for student-athlete profiles!



April 1 - Scotty Awards

April 6 - Honors Day project presentations 

April 7 - Men's basketball team will travel to the Masonic Pathways Senior Living Home

April 8 - Alma Hall of Fame banquet 



April 3 - Campus Cleanup Day – led by SAAC - SAAC members and atudent-Athletes will meet outside Commons for clean-up shifts at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30.

April 4 - Student-Athletes Thank You Drive - Calvin student-athletes will be delivering thank you notes around campus to professors, support staff, coaches etc.

April 5 - #WhyD3 Social Media Campaign - Student Athletes should tweet to @CalvinKnights what they love about being a D3 athlete. Use hashtag #WhyD3

April 6 - #StudentAthleteDay & Calvin Spirit Day - @CalvinKnights will also be posting throwback photos of alumni & current coaches as D3 athletes. #TBT 

April 7 - #CelebrateD3 - Student-athletes #CelebrateD3 between baseball games with a group picture - 2 p.m. 

April 8– Support your Knights on Game Day - Softball and women's tennis compete on campus at 1 p.m.




April 5 - #WhyD3 Social Media Campaign
Free spirit giveaway for students at men's lacrosse home game vs. Alma - 7 p.m.
April 6 - Hope Spirit Day & #StudentAthleteDay
April 8 - Men's Lacrosse "It's On Us" awareness game | Baseball student giveaway



April 4 - Women's Tennis vs. Hope, Get To The Game Contest - 4 p.m.

April 5 - Men's Tennisvs. Olivet, Get To The Game Contest - 4 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Trine, Get To The Game Contest - 7 p.m.

April 7 - Student Athlete Breakfast, Anderson Athletic Center

April 8 - Softball vs. Trine, Get To The Game Contest - 1 p.m.


Olivet Comets Press Release

April 3 - Kick-off Monday - Mott Auditorium - 8 p.m.

April 4 - Mental Health Tuesday - Mott lobby - 10 a.m. - noon

April 5 - Team Bonding Wednesday

April 6 - #WhyD3 Thursday - Use the hashtag #WhyD3" to Tweet/Facebook your favorite DIII memory

April 7 - Flashback Friday - Watch old-school sports movie - Mott Auditorium - 7 p.m.

April 8 - School Spirit Saturday - Support the men's lacrosse, baseball and women's lacrosse teams at their games | Free hot dogs | Cutler Athletic Complex - noon

April 9 - Special Olympics Sunday - Volunteer at the Special Olympics soccer game at Adrian College


Saint Mary's 

April 2 - National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic

April 3 - Fifth Annual Belle Awards

April 5 - Professor Recognition at Lacrosse

Stay tuned for social media updates!



Trine Thunder Division III Week Press Release

April 3 - #WhyD3 Day on Social Media - tell us why you chose D3!
9 p.m. - Munchie Madness and D3 Week Kickoff in Whitney Commons

April 4 - Jersey Day / All-American Day - 4 p.m. - Baseball vs. Heidelberg

April 5 - Where Are They Now? - 4 p.m. - Student-athlete campus cleanup

April 6 - #TrineTBT - post pictures of conference championship teams

April 7 - 2 p.m. - Baseball doubleheader vs. Alma | 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Trine Tailgate

April 8 - 11 a.m. - Women's Lacrosse vs. Saint Mary's | 1 p.m. - Men's Tennis vs. Calvin | 2 p.m. - Men's Lacrosse vs. Alma