Recapping NCAA Division III Week at Capital University

Capital University took part the 2014 NCAA Division III Week, celebrating and recognizing the achievements of its student-athletes.
Capital University took part the 2014 NCAA Division III Week, celebrating and recognizing the achievements of its student-athletes.

 

Related Links:

NCAA Division III Web Page

Capital University Instagram Page

Photo Gallery: Capspy Awards (April 6)

 

The Capital University athletics department and two of its student groups took part in celebrating and recognizing the achievements and practices of Crusader student-athletes during NCAA Division III Week from April 7-13.

 

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) kicked off the week with the first annual Capspy Awards, an award show originating from the idea of ESPN's The ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly), on Sunday, April 6, at the Capital Center. Twelve award winners as well as athletic and academic All-Americans were recognized in front of nearly 200 student-athletes, coaches, administrators and other staff.

 

The Capital University Society of Sports Management (CUSSM) also contributed during the week with a piece entitled "20 for 20: Student-Athletes and Their Division III Experiences." Twenty different student-athletes representing all 20 of the institution's varsity sports answered questions relating to their experiences at Capital and at the Division III level.

 

The athletics department continued its "And Experience" initiative, rolling out six different "A Day in the Life Of …" on Capital's Instagram page. The accounts illustrate the uniquely satisfying experience of being both a student and an athlete that only a Division III institution can provide.

 

View the coverage timeline below for links to each event and story during the week.

 

Sunday, April 6

Capspy Awards Photo Gallery

 

Monday, April 7

And Experience – A Day in the Life of Baseball Senior Nate Campbell

 

Tuesday, April 8

And Experience – A Day in the Life of Women's Tennis Junior Alyssa Trier

 

Wednesday, April 9

20 for 20: Student-Athletes and Their Division III Experiences

And Experience – A Day in the Life of Men's Golf Senior Clay Rice

 

Thursday, April 10

And Experience – A Day in the Life of Women's Track and Field Senior Kitty Smith

 

Friday, April 11

And Experience – A Day in the Life of Men's Tennis Junior Kenny Duncan

 

Sunday, April 13

And Experience – A Day in the Life of Women's Golf Senior Jessica DeBelly

 

Thursday, April 17 (coming soon)

And Experience – A Day in the Life of Softball Junior Maura Rose

 

Thursday, April 24 (coming soon)

And Experience – A Day in the Life of Women's Lacrosse Junior Melissa Verhoff