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Why Division III?

NCAA DIII Identity

The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletics environment, where student-athletes push themselves to excellence, build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills, and are encouraged to pursue the full spectrum of opportunities available during their time in college.

The Division III experience is different from others in that the student-athletes at this level do not receive athletics scholarships. Thus all of our student-athletes choose to play for the love of the game, and are unencumbered by the significant commitments that accompany an athletics scholarship. - James Schmotter, Chair of the Division III Presidents Council

Read Schmotter's full editorial on the NCAA Division III experience on




Additional Links

NCAA Divsion III facts & figures
What Division III has to offer
Getting in the Game 
The six attributes of Division III
Special Olympics partnership