Worcester, Mass. – The Clark University Department of Athletics have planned several events to take place during the week of April 7-12, 2014 in conjunction with the NCAA’s celebration of Division III athletics and is principles, known as Division III Week.
The week-long celebration 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.
“This week is a great way for the campus community to see all the hard work not only on the field, but off of it, that our student-athletes put in,” said interim Director of Athletics, Trish Cronin. “We are really lucky here at Clark to have student-athletes who are engaged and passionate about so many things outside of athletics and we are excited to show them off.”
The events, which will mostly be centered around athletic events during the week, will feature and shine a light on the academic, athletic and extracurricular activities of Clark University student-athletes.
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.
From honoring academic achievement, to empowering girls to play sports, to encouraging everyone to take part in something new, Division III Week at Clark will be filled with activities for everyone to take a part in.
Check out the schedule of events for Division III Week at Clark University:
Monday, April 7
Men’s Tennis vs. Rhode Island College, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8
Softball vs. Bridgewater State, 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9
Women’s Tennis vs. Worcester State, 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 11
Athletics Open House, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come learn how Clark student-athletes are doing more than just playing games
Lacrosse vs. Wheaton, 7:00 p.m.
Celebrating our Academic All-Conference honorees at halftime
Saturday, April 12
Baseball vs. Springfield, 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Coast Guard, 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
National Girls And Women In Sports Day Celebration
Sunday, April 13
Men’s & Women’s Rowing vs. WPI & Tufts
Come out to Lake Quinsigamond and learn a new sport