McMurry University Announces NCAA Division III Week Activities

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, March 31, 2017 2:27 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

The McMurry University Athletics Department will be sponsoring several activities as a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) "Division III Week," which runs April 3-9, 2017.

Division III Week is a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community. During the week, every Division III school and conference office is encouraged to conduct a type of outreach activity that falls into one of three categories: academic accomplishment; athletic experience; or leadership/community service/campus involvement. Ultimately, through both local and national activation, the goal is to build a greater awareness and understanding of Division III athletics.
McMurry University's events will include the following:
April 3-
*Kick Ball Tournament (6 p.m.) - Intramural Fields
*"Thank You" cards delivered to faculty members by members of the McMurry Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
April 4-
*Movie PresentationThe Blind Side - at Wilford Moore Stadium (Fan Appreciation Event) 8 p.m.
April 5-
Motivational Speaker- Kevin Deshazo - 6:30 p.m. at the Mabee Room in the Campus Center
Mr. Deshazo is presented by Fieldhouse Media Topic, with Social Media Awareness being discussed with McM's scholar-athletes.
April 6-
*Adaptive Recreation Sports Clinic - 12:30-3:30 p.m.
As a part of McMurry Athletics on-going relationship with the members of the Adaptive Recreation Program at Rose Park, the clinic starts in Kimbrell Arena for a pep rally.  Participants will then move to various sport stations set up in the Activities Gym, Wilford Moore Stadium, Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center, the practice field in front of Hunt P.E. Center and Kimbrell Arena.
April 7-
*Faculty Appreciation Cookout – 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at The Quad
Division III Week is part of Division III's Identity Initiative, which was introduced in 2010 to sharpen the division's identity and to enable schools and conferences to more effectively explain why they prefer to compete in Division III. The initiative has been guided by a strategic-positioning platform, describing Division III as a place where student-athletes can "follow your passions and develop your potential," within an approach that combines rigorous academics, competitive sports and an opportunity to pursue other interests.
For questions on the NCAA Division III Week activities, please contact Charity McCright at (325) 793-4745.

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