DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College will be joining up with the NCAA to celebrate Division III Week from April 9-15. DC will use the week to recognize the many academic achievements, athletic accomplishments and committed involvement in leadership, community and campus activities of its student-athletes.
Defiance College student-athletes have accomplished much on the fields of competition, but their athletic feats should not overshadow their success in the classroom and within the community. Thirteen of DC athletic teams achieved a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester and each team has completed some type of community service project during the course of the academic year.
The Defiance College track and field team will participate in a Special Olympics activity throughout the month of April. Special Olympic athletes will come to Defiance College to practice in track and field events and prepare to compete in a meet scheduled for May. The DC track and field student-athletes will assume the role of coaches and assist in the training process.
Along with Special Olympics coming to campus, Defiance athletics will host its annual CHAMPS Night on April 12. CHAMPS Night is a fun, competitive night where all the athletic teams challenge each other to a variety of events and contests. Each event is scored and tallied and the winning team receives the coveted stuffed squirrel and recognition for the next year.
Another scheduled event for Division III week will be the DC softball faculty and staff game. On April 10th, DC softball will invite faculty and staff members to their home contest against Bluffton. Those selected faculty and staff members will be recognized during the game for their efforts with DC softball student-athletes and the rest of the students at Defiance College.
Defiance College would like to thank all of its fine student-athletes for their countless contributions on and off the field and throughout the community.