#D3MIAA Celebrates NCAA Division III Week

#D3MIAA Celebrates NCAA Division III Week

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and its nine member institutions are celebrating #D3Week!

Fresh off the MIAA #D3Week kickoff event with Special Olympics Michigan and Area 16 on Sunday, join us in a week-long celebration of what it means to be an NCAA Division III student-athlete.

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 #D3MIAA#D3Week, and #WhyD3 and share your stories with us!

Below is a list of planned events on MIAA campuses:


Division III Week Activities


To be announced


Monday, April 1

- Women's Tennis vs. Alma - 4 p.m.
- Free hot chocolate and spirit towels
- Sport Swap video: Basketball and Swimming & Diving
- Social Media Takeover: Tennis and Softball

Tuesday, April 2

- Women's Lacrosse vs. Adrian - 7 p.m.
- Free hot chocolate and apple cider
- Social Media Takeover: Golf and Women's Lacrosse

Wednesday, April 3

- Men's Tennis vs. Trine - 4 p.m.
- Free hot chocolate, apple cider, and spirit towels
- Social Media Takeover: Football and Volleyball

Thursday, April 4

- Why D3 Day
- Student-Athlete #WhyD3 stories
- Social Media Takeover: Equestrian

Friday, April 5

- Baseball vs. Calvin - 2 p.m.
- Free cookies and 25 spirit towels for students
- Social Media Takeover: Men's Soccer and Baseball

Saturday, April 6

- Women's Tennis vs. Calvin - 1 p.m.
- Women's Lacrosse vs. Calvin - 1 p.m.
- Softball vs. Thomas More - 1 p.m.
- Sport Swap video: Men's Lacrosse and Women's Soccer
- Social Media Takeover: Track & Field

Sunday, April 7

- Green Dot Student Bystander Intervention Training - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Adrian vs. Albion Unified Challenge at Adrian - 4 p.m.


Alma Community clean up- teams will be assigned a different area of the community to clean 

Scot Spotlights on social media- our True Scot senior nominees will be featured on our social media platforms

Student Athletes will write thank you letters to various faculty and staff members on campus

Aluminum can/glass bottle drive fundraiser for the Angel Wings Foundation 

Buddy teams will be provided with extra Scotty Cup point opportunities 

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Monday, April 1 

- #WhyD3 Social Media campaign
- Student-athletes wil be tweeting to @calvinknights what they love about being a D3 athlete

Tuesday, April 2 - Thank You Tuesday

- Calvin student-athletes will be delivering thank you notes around campus to professors, faculty, staff and others to show their appreciation for all their support for Calvin athletics. 

Wednesday, April 3 

- Calvin's SAAC will be hosting the 2nd Annual Athletic Department Dodgeball Tournament at 8:00 p.m. in the Hoogenboom. Brother and sister athletic teams will compete to donate $500 to the charity of their choice.

Thursday, April 4 - #ThrowbackThursday

- Student-Athletes will be wearing "throwback" jerseys throughout the day. Calvin students are encouraged to wear their favorite players jersey around campus.

Friday, April 5 

- Join Student-Athletes on the Commons Quad Lawn and the Beach Volleyball Court across from Knollcrest between 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for a variety of yard game competitions. Those who participate will be entered for a drawing for two $25 Bonus Bucks gift cards. Other give-a-ways for those who participate!

Saturday, April 6 - Game Day!

What to attend on campus:

Men's Tennis HOME vs Alma 1 p.m.

Baseball HOME vs. Albion 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse HOME vs. Albion 1 p.m.

- or Hit the Road:

Women's Lacrosse AWAY at Albion 1 p.m.

Women's Softball AWAY at Hope 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.



Monday, April 1 - Mentor Monday

- Student-athletes are invited to connect with their coaches and mentors to learn what they appreciate about working at the NCAA Division III level
- Watch for student-athlete takeovers on Hope athletics social media accounts to show a “day in the life” of our student-athletes

Tuesday, April 2 - Team Spirit Tuesday

- Student-athletes are invited to wear their team gear and attend one of our home games with their teammates to cheer on the Orange & Blue
- Softball vs. Alma | 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
- Women’s Tennis vs. Calvin | 4:00 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Kalamazoo | 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3 - Why Wednesday

- Student-athletes and coaches are encouraged to share on social media how they have been transformed through their experiences as a Hope student-athlete with #whyd3

Thursday, April 4 - Thank You Thursday

- Student-athletes will deliver thank you notes to professors

Friday, April 5 - Flashback Friday

- Watch for stories from Hope athletics alumni as they share about their time as a Division III student-athlete

Saturday, April 6 - Social Saturday

- Student-athletes will host an ice cream social for fans at home games
- Softball vs. Calvin | 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
- Women’s Lacrosse vs. Adrian | 3:30 p.m.



Wednesday, April 3

- Mental health panel - 7 p.m. - featuring Kenlana Ferguson, former Kalamazoo student-athlete currently serving as a counselor in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo student-athletes, and coaches. All are invited to attend the event at the Hicks Banquet Room.


All week

- FAM Proposal

Saturday, March 30

- Out of the Darkness walk

Monday, April 1

- #WhyD3 Social Media

Tuesday, April 2

- SAAC College Day at the Lamp

Wednesday, April 3

- Autism Awareness Walk

Thursday, April 4

- Mental Health Coloring Day

Friday, April 5

- USA Men's Volleyball

Saturday, April 6

- Special Olympics special guest at the Olivet softball game


Saint Mary's 

DIII WEEK POSTERS featuring our student-athletes
Tuesday, April 2 – Home Softball 3:00 & 5:00 / Lacrosse 6:00
  • Make a poster to cheer on the teams = coupon for free popcorn
  • SGA Spirit Committee will be advertising DIII Week for us and will do a photo station at the April 2 games
Instagram Takeover assignments: (featuring day in the life of DIII Athletes)
Monday: Golf and Basketball
Tuesday: Soccer and Softball
Wednesday: Volleyball and Cross Country
Thursday: Tennis
Friday: Athletic Staff
Saturday: Lacrosse


 Monday, April 1

- Campus cleanup - 4 p.m.

- Speaker Derek Greenfield at Hershey Hall - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2 - Jersey Day & All-American Day

- Softball vs. Adrian - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

- Women's Tennis vs. Adrian - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3 - Where Are They Now?

- Baseball vs. Kalamazoo - 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

- Open Skate at Thunder Ice Arena - 5:45 p.m. 

Thursday, April 4 - #TrineTBT Championship teams

Friday, April 5 - #WhyD3 Social Media campaign

- Men's Volleyball vs. Loras - 7 p.m.