Westminster To Celebrate DIII Week 

4/3/2013 
Athletics News 



Fulton, Mo. - Beginning on Monday, Westminster will join the rest of the NCAA Division III and honor our student-athletes by hosting a weeklong celebration. Division III is the NCAA’s largest and most diverse division, holding more than 440 members, 40 conferences and 170,000 student-athletes.

Division III Week is an opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution or conference to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics on the campus and surrounding community.

Running April 8 to 14, the second annual Division III Week will celebrate the unique Division III student-athlete experience, which offers a highly competitive athletic environment, a commitment to academic excellence and time to pursue outside interests.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), in conjunction with the Blue Jays athletic department, is using this week to host a variety of activities and events that demonstrate the impact of the D III philosophy on Westminster.

On Monday, the Westminster Men's & Women's Basketball team, along with Kappa Alpha Theta and Beta Theta Pi, will host the final blood drive of the semester. The blood drive will take place in the Mueller Student Center from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, SAAC will be hosting a Westminster Online Trivia Day. SAAC will asking a trivia question about D III and Westminster athletics every hour from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Facebook. The first person to write the correct answer in the comment section will win a prize! (SAAC will email you about the prize.) The trivia questions will be asked through the Westminster College SAAC Facebook page. The link is https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Westminster-College-SAAC/159927810753248?fref=ts.

On Thursday, the Blue Jay athletic teams will be paired together to compete in an eight challenge obstacle course. The course will test the student-athlete's knowledge, agility, power and speed. Everyone is encouraged to come and cheer on their favorite team or athlete down at the football practice field at 4:30 p.m. After the obstacle course, everyone is invited to head over to the Softball field for a Picnic Dinner. SAAC will provide sandwiches and drinks for the Picnic Dinner, and it will start at the beginning of game two of the doubleheader against MacMurray.  

To end DIII week, Westminster SAAC will receive an “Outstanding Organization” Award from the Central Area of Special Olympics Missouri on Saturday. One organization is selected each year to receive this award based on their support throughout the year. Westminster SAAC has worked endlessly to raise funds and awareness for the local Special Olympics.  SAAC is to receive this award at the Central Area Spring Games in Columbia, Mo.