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Knights to Participate in Division III Week

April 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm

NCAA Division III Week logoApril 9-15 marks the first ever NCAA Division III Week, a week during which athletic programs across the country are focusing on academic acknowledgement, athletic experiences, and community engagement to celebrate the Division III philosophy.

The unique Division III student-athlete experience offers a highly-competitive athletics environment, a commitment to academic excellence, and time to pursue other interests. Division III schools strive to provide student-athletes the opportunity to discover their potential and develop their passions through full participation in campus life, and ultimately to dedicate themselves to success as citizens and leaders in society.

Division III is the NCAA’s largest and most diverse division, with more than 440 members, 40 conferences, and 170,000 student-athletes.

On Saturday, April 14, Carleton College student-athletes will reach out into the community and volunteer with the Rural Enterprise Center and Seeds Farm, local organizations in Northfield which focus on teaching business and farming skills in the local Hispanic community. At the farm, Carleton student-athletes will re-build a two-story chicken coop that recently blew down.

Carleton varsity athletic contests during Division III Week:

Tuesday, April 10   --  Baseball vs. Hamline (2:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, April 11   --  Softball vs. Saint Benedict (3:30 p.m.)
Thursday, April 12   --  Women’s Tennis vs. St. Olaf (4:30 p.m.)
Friday, April 13   --  Men’s Tennis at Saint Mary’s (6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 14   --  Men’s Track & Field at Gustavus Invite (11:00 a.m.)
  --  Women’s Track & Field at UW-River Falls Invite (11:00 a.m.)
  --  Women’s Tennis at Luther (12:00 p.m)
  --  Women’s Golf at St. Thomas Invitational (12:30 p.m.)
  --  Softball vs. Saint Mary’s (1:00 p.m.)
  --  Baseball at Wartburg (1:00 p.m.)
  --  Men’s Tennis at Luther (2:00 p.m.)
Sunday, April 15   --  Women’s Golf at St. Thomas Invitational (12:30 p.m.)
  --  Men's Tennis at Coe (1:00 p.m.)